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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

The Need to be Nimble: Building Activation and Transition Tools

Roxanne Butler, MSOD, BSN, RNC
Clinical Manager, Blue Cottage of Cannon Design, Inc.
Julia Ingram Fetzer, MBA
Chief Operating Officer, Blue Cottage of Cannon Design

Transitioning to a new hospital is one of the most monumental efforts an organization will undertake. Significant effort is made to ensure the facility can open on time and under budget with minimal impacts to existing operations. Due to compressed schedules, organizations often need to fast track new building activation measures. This timeline can be challenged further with multiple building opening on a similar timeline. This session will illustrate how one organization decided to fast track new building activation utilizing key tools and standard processes. MSMC partnered with Blue Cottage to share lessons from the opening of their freestanding ED in Hialeah, FL, followed by the activation of the new Skolnick Surgical Tower in Miami Beach. This was done with a focus on standardization, coordinated training, and shared operational user groups. The results were cross-trained staff that were informed about their workflows and ready to work in both locations upon opening.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate a model of integrated building activation and staff training efforts to ensure successful staff training before the transition to facilities
  2. Assess tools and processes to successfully fast track a facility activation with minimal impacts to operations
  3. Summarize key lessons learned from activating two new facilities within six months with shared staff
  4. Provide a framework for project teams to be both effective and flexible in building activation efforts while not sacrificing training or patient care
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH