James K. Melia

James K. Melia


James Melia’s healthcare experience includes more than 27 years in medical equipment planning and project management for healthcare construction. His background includes a diversity of projects including academic medical centers, children’s hospitals, ambulatory care centers and various community hospital projects.

Mr. Melia’s diversified experience includes the following:

  • Medical equipment planning for over 275 projects
  • Extensive planning experience in all areas including medical imaging, clinical labs, radiation therapy, surgical services, trauma and emergency services and virtually all other inpatient and outpatient health related services
  • Capital budget management for a five hospital system totaling $28M in annual expenditures
  • Comprehensive equipment planning for a 2.1M s.f. urban replacement hospital
  • Extensive experience with occupancy and equipment installation planning for multiple projects
  • Facilities management experience for a major medical center

Prior to joining the Walsh Consulting Group, Mr. Melia was a senior level medical equipment planning consultant with the Herman Smith division of Coopers & Lybrand. In addition to his consulting career, Jim served as the Administrative Director of Facilities Management and the Director of Capital Planning for the Orlando Regional Healthcare System.

Mr. Melia has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal regarding increasing capital costs for medical technology and recently presented to the Central Florida Healthcare Executives on Trends in Medical Technology.


BA, Loyola University, Chicago, IL


Member, American Hospital Association
Member, American Society for Healthcare Engineering


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