Phil DeBruzzi

Phil DeBruzzi
Managing Director

Health System Strategy; Facility and Capital Asset Planning

Phil DeBruzzi is a Managing Director at Ankura, based in Chicago. He led Navigant’s healthcare capital asset strategy team, acquired by Ankura in 2018. He is a senior healthcare executive with 25 years of industry experience advising and delivering sustainable capital deployment strategies. Phil takes a forward-thinking view of a health system’s objectives, helping executives see the long-term needs of their business and developing appropriate asset strategies that will drive excellence in their clinical programs. Phil has deep expertise advising integrated health systems, academic medical centers, children’s hospitals, and specialty hospitals.

  • Experience

    Phil’s professional experience includes:

    • Multi-Campus Master Planning: Led the network development strategy for an integrated five hospital health system leading the transition to value-based care delivery in their market and for the country.
    • Ambulatory Network Strategy: Led the network optimization plan and long-term strategic visioning of ambulatory network following the merger of two east coast health systems.
    • New Campus Visioning: Led the process and market analysis for the development of a new hospital campus with strong presence and programs in outpatient care, wellness.
    • Ambulatory Surgery Center Feasibility Assessment: Led the market analysis, visioning, and financial modelling (ownership structure and pro forma) to determine the right scale and specialties for development.
    • Operational Visioning for Ambulatory Center: Led the visioning and value stream mapping of a 200,000 square-foot facility containing various primary care clinics and medical specialties.

    Campus Planning and Network Design

    • Inova Health
    • Kettering Health Network
    • Hancock Health
    • Valley Health
    • CaroMont Health
    • Advocate Health Care
    • Beacon Health System
    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • Intermountain Healthcare
    • Boston Medical Center
    • Hackensack University Medical Center
    • Duke University Medical Center
    • Beaumont Health System
    • Camden Clark Medical Center
    • Peninsula Regional Medical Center
    • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    • Rush University Medical Center
    • OhioHealth
    • University of Virginia Health System
    • Wyoming Medical Center

    Feasibility Assessments

    • Martin Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center
    • Boston Medical Center facility consolidation cost savings
    • CamdenClark Medical Center facility consolidation cost savings

    Space Planning Programming

    • John Peter Smith Hospital
    • Johns Hopkins Hospital and Children’s Center expansion (1.5 million SF)
    • Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago replacement hospital
    • University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

  • News & events
    • Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, Roundtable Discussion, 11/13/2017, “Reimagining the Patient Experience: Learning from Nonhealthcare Environments,” Kissimmee, FL
    • Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, 11/13/2017, “2017 Micro-Hospitals: Key Considerations for Planning and Design,” with Rod Booze, and “Environments for Health,” with Jing MacKenzie, Kissimmee, FL
    • Healthcare Facilities Symposium, 09/18/2017, “Crystal Ball Not Required: Anticipating Trends and Maximizing Facility ROI,” with Sheila Cahnman
    • ASHE PDC 2015, 03/18/2015, “The New Doc in the Box: Ambulatory Care Strategies and Design Implications,” San Antonio, TX
    • Interface Healthcare Real Estate Southeast Panel, 12/2014
    • ASHE PDC 2014, 07/22/2014, “US Inpatient Bed Needs in 2030,” Las Vegas, NV


  • Insights & innovation
    • “Three Strategies for Optimizing Your Ambulatory Network,” Becker’s ASC Review, 10/07/2016