Two decades of healthcare design and construction leadership

Medifit Design & Construct
Thursday, 07 July, 2022


2022 marks 20 years in business for Medifit Design & Construct. Established in 2002, the company has grown to become a nationally recognised leader in healthcare practice design and construction.

For many healthcare practitioners, setting up a practice is a defining moment in their career. Being able to help healthcare professionals realise their dream practices is a privilege.

In 2002, establishing a healthcare practice in Australia typically meant that a busy doctor or dentist would contact an architect or interior designer to provide a design solution for their practice before a host of suppliers and generalist construction subcontractors would be engaged to construct the building and execute the interior fitout.

Unaware of the many specialist requirements of healthcare disciplines, mistakes and stories of costly remediations were common. Unlucky healthcare practitioners often found themselves caught up in a “blame game” with third party contractors refusing to take responsibility for errors and omissions.

Medifit was established to change this paradigm.

By offering a holistic design, construction and interior fitout solution tailored specifically to the needs of doctors, dentists and healthcare specialists, Medifit was able to reduce the mental load for practitioners taking the leap into setting up their own practices. The benefits were immediate. One company, operating exclusively in healthcare, taking responsibility for the entire project lifecycle and delivering superior results.

Founding Director Sam Koranis remembers the early years.

“When I started looking into healthcare practice design, I could barely believe what I found. Healthcare practitioners in Australia were being completely underserviced and the process was unnecessarily complicated and difficult. We saw an opportunity to do things better.”

Founding Director John Gullotto had a long and established history of award winning cabinetry and interior fitout services based primarily in the retail sector. A certified fabricator for all major solid surface materials, John was a natural fit as Construction Director.

“Over the years, we had fielded enquiries from the healthcare sector and had seen first hand the gaps in the services provided. Successful healthcare fitout requires a combination of specialist design and construction working in tandem, and this is where the idea for Medifit was formed.”

The third Founding Director, Geoff Raphael brought acclaimed interior design skills to Medifit and completed the service offer. With a family history in Dentistry, Geoff had valuable insights into how dental surgeries operated and the design intelligence to create solutions that delivered functionally and aesthetically.

“Good design is far more than making things look aesthetically pleasing. From day one, we aimed to deliver solutions that not only looked great but also improved the day to day productivity of every practice we design.”

Over the past twenty years, Medifit has been recognised with several national industry awards from organisations including the Interior Fitout Association and Master Builders. These awards are testament to a company-wide commitment to deliver quality healthcare practices.

From day one, Medifit has been committed to operate with honesty and integrity and never compromise on quality. This simple mantra has been the foundation of their success.

There is an ancient Chinese proverb which states, “the journey is the reward”.

As Medifit’s journey heads into its third decade, the team of dedicated staff, industry connections, suppliers, trades and the growing list of beautiful practices and happy customers has been a reward greater than they could have imagined.

Medifit Design & Construct

1300 728 133

www.medifit.com.au/hospital-healthcare

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