The Company Expands its Groundbreaking Healthcare Platform to South Florida Aventura, Florida – December 5, 2022 – Lina, a company that was the first of its kind to re-imagine the medical co-working space, announced the Grand Opening of its third location on December 5th, 2022, in Aventura. Lina held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site on September 8, 2022, which was attended by its Chief Executive Officer, Vicrum Puri; several county commissioners; and Aventura Mayor Enid Weisman. Lina secured multiple new members even before its official launch date.
Lina was founded by a husband/wife team Vicrum Puri and Rachel Puri to help alleviate the many burdens of private practice physicians and reverse their decline, which has dropped to an unprecedented less than 50% in the U.S. By offsetting increasingly steep costs — including labor, staffing, operating, and real estate — and providing turnkey suites, a supportive community, and flexible membership options, Lina has championed physicians to flourish and retain their autonomy.
"Everything from our state-of-the-art equipment to our elevated environment to our administrative services enables the well-being of our physicians as much as their patients," said Vicrum. "Our cost-effective alternatives combined with member access to invaluable networking and resources has allowed practitioners to launch, sustain, and grow their practices."
Lina's two current flagship medical co-working spaces are based in New York City: one near the iconic Flatiron Building and the other just steps from Grand Central Terminal. Lina Aventura is located in the same building as the Serena Hotel and in the heart of the Medical District, further cementing its status as a thriving innovator in this unique industry sector.
Founded in 2017, Lina became a revolutionary concept in the medical co-working space by focusing on the practice needs of independent health practitioners. By providing dedicated, private office suites and fully furnished, versatile exam suites, Lina caters to a wide range of healthcare specialists while accommodating them in every stage of their careers. Along with providing membership flexibility while significantly reducing overhead costs and barriers, it has helped transform the careers of medical, mental health, and wellness specialists. Lina operates three locations in New York and South Florida with plans for further expansion.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between traditional office space and medical co-working space?
Traditional medical office spaces are usually standalone units, rented or owned by a single healthcare provider or a group practice. These spaces are typically siloed, with limited opportunities for interprofessional interaction. Medical coworking spaces, on the other hand, are designed to accommodate a diverse range of healthcare practitioners within a shared environment, facilitating greater cross-disciplinary dialogue.
Conventional medical offices often require a significant upfront investment, including furnishing, technology, and long-term lease agreements. Medical coworking spaces eliminate much of this financial burden, offering shared resources and amenities that significantly lower the operational costs for healthcare providers.
Flexibility and Adaptability
Traditional office spaces come with long-term commitments that may not be amenable to change or scale. Medical coworking spaces offer scalable plans, providing the flexibility needed to adapt to fluctuating practice sizes, changing technologies, and evolving healthcare trends.
Who benefits from a medical co-working space?
From solo general practitioners to specialists and therapists, medical professionals across the board can find value in the collaborative and economical model of medical coworking.
Start-ups and Innovators
Healthcare entrepreneurs, especially those in telemedicine, digital health platforms, and other tech-enabled services, can find medical coworking spaces to be ideal launchpads for their ventures.
Ultimately, patients stand to benefit the most, as the multidisciplinary environment often translates into more comprehensive and coordinated care.
Those involved in the managerial aspects of healthcare, such as practice managers and administrative staff, can also leverage the efficiencies and networking opportunities offered by medical coworking spaces.
Therapy and Consultation Rooms
For professionals requiring a more private setting, wellness coworking spaces often feature therapy and consultation rooms, each designed to create a serene and private atmosphere.
Much like their medical counterparts, wellness coworking spaces often incorporate technology to streamline operations.
Coworking spaces geared toward wellness also place a premium on communal areas designed to foster community engagement and peer-to-peer learning.
From air purifiers to ergonomic furniture, wellness coworking spaces pay extra attention to the health and well-being of their occupants. Some may even offer specialized amenities such as fitness equipment, organic refreshments, and even aromatherapy zones.