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Monday, October 8, 2018  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Micro Hospitals – Bringing innovative inpatient care to inner ring suburbs

Kevin Ortner PMP, EDAC, PROCI
Director, Transformation Operations and Transition, The MetroHealth System
Kevin Ott
Project Manager, Turner Construction Company
Kim Svoboda, RN, MBA
Director Business Development Integration, The MetroHealth System
Kevin Wise
Project Manager, Regency Construction Services

MetroHealth is an integrated, county governed, essential health system with an acute care hospital housing a Level I Adult Trauma and Burn Center, a skilled nursing facility and more than 25 locations throughout Cuyahoga County. MetroHealth handles more than one million patient visits including more than 100,000 in the Emergency Department annually. MetroHealth identified a need to provide inpatient services in Cleveland Ohio's inner ring surburbs and opened 2 new hospitals in January, 2018. These micro hospitals, as some people call them, were designed and constructed within existing facilities in less than 12 months. The presenters will share the streamlined approach that was used to design and construct these new hospitals, explain the DRG list development effort, modification of work flows, staffing models and equipment at each location, and share how these sites are now used as pilot sites for new technologies that will be used in the new hospital.



1. Describe the streamlined design and construction approach that enabled us to transform 2 existing medical centers into Micro Hospitals in 12 months.
2. Explain how we identified and addressed the level of service at each location including DRG identification, clinical coverage and cultural challenges.
3. Share how these two new hospitals are now serving as pilot sites for new technologies and work flows as we design and build our new bed tower.
4. Discuss the FFE assessment and procurement process and how we leveraged existing assets and support services while introducing many new technologies.

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH