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Monday, December 6, 2021  |  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Not Your Average ASC: The Magic Behind Our Breakthrough Results

Barbara Anderson RN, MN
Principal, ZGF Architects LLP
Lisa Newman RN MSN
Nurse Manager of the Endoscopy Department, Oregon Health and Science University
Dio Sumagaysay, RN, MS
Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Multispecialty Procedure Units and Perioperativ, Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University's Center for Health & Healing Building 2 is a 14-story ambulatory tower with an integrated multispecialty procedural and surgical platform. When it opened in 2019, the project's innovative approach to co-locating disparate procedural and perioperative services resulted in a 20% increase in surgical volumes the first year of operations, improved patient experience, and a new way of working as an integrated team. When the pandemic hit Oregon in 2020, OHSU was just beginning to see the benefits of integration, innovation, standardization and collaboration across the three-level unit. The presenters will share a) how the building's forward-thinking design positioned OHSU to effectively respond to COVID-19 and supported the implementation of CDC and federal guidelines; b) data and lessons learned from the pandemic as operations ramped back up to 100% in less than two months; and c) how clinical leaders continue to monitor outcomes and make improvements.


1. Describe the planning process that led to an integrated procedural and surgical model that improves efficiency, space utilization and quality of care.
2. Summarize key design strategies that positioned OHSU to effectively respond to COVID-19 and implement CDC and federal guidelines.
3. Discuss how the design strategies and lessons learned can be applied to other healthcare projects to deliver greater flexibility and resiliency.
4. Explain the benefits of leveraging data to monitor outcomes of a new healthcare facility and guide decisions for improvements and future expansion.


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