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

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Lessons Learned from 3 interdisciplinary dress rehearsals before move day

Lynn Aguilera, MSNEd, RN, CPN, PMP, CPHIMS
Director of Transition and Activation Services, Yellow Brick Consulting
Kelly Guzman, MSN, RN
President & CEO, Yellow Brick Consulting
Jill Sullivan, RN, MSN
Vice President, Strategic Space Planning & General Services, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Preparing to open Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford required detailed planning with an interdisciplinary team approach. Fully testing the facility design, building systems, equipment, technology integration, and new workflows before receiving their first patient was critical. This case study shares lessons learned from executing 3 interdisciplinary, hospitalwide dress rehearsals aimed at staff & building readiness, plus uncovering issues and gaps before move day. The events relied on leadership buy-in and support, thorough planning, and a multitude of resources, all addressed in this session. The speakers share challenges and successes related to managing the hundreds of issues discovered with these events. Issues related to building, operational, and regulatory readiness required frequent, sometimes daily meetings with leadership, design & construction, equipment, IT, furniture, supply chain, EVS, front-line clinical, and support teams to ensure readiness for opening day.



1. Share lessons learned from multiple perspectives after 3 hospitalwide dress rehearsals aimed at staff & building readiness.
2. Summarize strategies to engage the different leadership teams and gain their buy-in and support before, during, and after the dress rehearsal events.
3. Discuss best practices to manage the hundreds to thousands of issues identified after the first dress rehearsal to 3 months after opening.
4. Discuss the planning and resource needs to execute a success interdisciplinary dress rehearsal before opening day. 

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH