Monday, September 18, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Open to Conference Attendees Only
DISCUSSION FORUM: From Function to Form: How Smart Design Enables Smart Healthcare Operations
Senior Director, Planning & Construction, Sanford Health
With 380 beds and 1 million square feet, the new Sanford Medical Center is one of the top-10 largest healthcare construction projects in the nation. During this session, you will learn about smart design solutions focused on putting patients first, and the innovative use of technologies to drive efficiency, safety, and patient experience. You will also hear about the concept of an on-stage and off-stage environment and how it has been applied to every aspect of hospital operations. For example, a building separate from the main medical center serves as the Central Energy Plant for the campus, and is connected to the main building via an underground tunnel. In addition to providing the main building with utilities, the energy center is the primary entry point for supplies needed by the medical center, of which many are transported through a pneumatic tube system. The session will also provide lessons learned from the five year construction project.
2. Evaluate the concept of on-stage and off-stage healthcare environment and how it impacts hospital operations.
3. Research ways design and technology can improve patient experience.
4. Assess lessons learned from the five year construction project.