Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open to Conference Attendees Only
Behind the Curtain: The Creation of a Premier Pediatric Program
Executive Director, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, CEDARS-SINAI
Associate Director, Design & Construction, CEDARS-SINAI
Associate VP, Sr Project Manager, HGA
Planning Principal, HGA
At the start of 2020, Cedars-Sinai began designing a 26-bed adult bed unit in Saperstein Tower, with the aggressive goal of opening in March 2022. Sixteen weeks in, the team was asked to study a pediatric unit in parallel. Shortly afterwards, Cedars-Sinai received the largest gift in its history, which enabled the development of an entire pediatric program that would include inpatient and outpatient care, research, surgical, and other clinical specialties including recruitment, branding, marketing, and implementation, resulting in a unique play by play design process that forced the project team to remain nimble and pivot where needed. This is the story of how the leadership of a large academic medical center changed their traditional project delivery process, worked closely with the project team to overcome many unforeseen challenges, and paved the way to deliver the landmark facility of Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s.