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Wednesday, September 28, 2022  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Behind the Curtain for the Creation of a Premier Pediatric Program

SPEAKERS
 
Sean Collins, AIA, LEED AP
Executive Director, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, CEDARS-SINAI
 
Adrienne Hayes, CLS, RA, AIA
Associate Director, Design & Construction, CEDARS-SINAI
 
Scott Laoboonmi
Associate VP, Sr Project Manager, HGA
 
Jennifer Ries
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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Learn how the team designed a new, technologically advanced pediatric program in a challenging existing space
2: Learn how the team shaved 14 weeks off the HCAI approvals, completed 5 make-ready projects, and relocated 30 groups while remaining operational
3: Learn what changes were required at every level to shift to a real-time decision-making model, with accountability, transparency, to meet commitments
4: Learn the exciting donor story, and how Cedars-Sinai engaged with them during design