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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  |  8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Cedars Sinai Surgical Expansion - An Operational and Physical Solution

Sean Collins, AIA, LEED AP
Executive Director, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, CEDARS-SINAI
Kevin McCausland
Associate Principal, CO Architects
Parini Mehta, AIA, LEED AP
Associate Principal, CO Architects
Eyal Perchik, AIA, ACHA, DBIA
Principal, CO Architects

In 2016 Cedars Sinai began implementation of an ambitious Surgical Master Plan. The critical first step was the consolidation and expansion of their outpatient surgery program from 8 OR’s to 23 OR’s in the recently completed Advanced Health Science Pavilion (AHSP). Challenges included fitting the program for 15-OR’s on a floor designed to support 12, an already stressed vertical transportations system, a fragmented sterile processing operation and the accepted notion that larger OR’s were needed. The project’s success required both an operational and a physical solution. The planning team utilized lean process improvement exercises targeting patient, staff and material flows that led to new operational models. Innovative solutions include a “modified” clean core concept, and “right-sized,” universal operating rooms. Virtual reality, physical mock-ups and surgical simulations were the interactive tools used in the design process to gain the trust buy-in from key stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Illustrate how a projects success ultimately depends on a on a clear strategic, but flexible master plan.
  2. Learn how focused and targeted lean process improvement strategies can positively impact operations and patient safety.
  3. Define the functional, operational, technological and physical requirements necessary for the design of a universal operating room.
  4. Demonstrate how virtual reality, mock-ups and simulations can be used as experiential tools to help the end user make informed decisions.
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH