Little Company of Mary Hospital
In late 2012, Little Company of Mary Hospital opened a replacement patient tower featuring 96 private rooms, a comprehensive women’s center, and new pharmacy and laboratory spaces. Part of a multi-year master plan for campus expansion, the patient tower project’s transition team needed a single-source solution for the planning and execution of the entire relocation, which posed several challenges:
- Time: The project’s schedule presented a tight timeframe.
- Space: Since the hospital was built in 1930, the hallways, elevators, and access points were smaller than was typical.
- Logistics: Multiple buildings on campus could only be accessed from certain floors, creating a routing challenge for the movement of existing furniture to the new tower and to other buildings on campus.
We navigated through these challenges by:
- Devoting two experienced project managers to the project, who managed the following services:
- Transition planning
- Move management
- IT disconnect/reconnect
- Clinical engineering support services
- Disposition modeling
- Technology integration
- Lab prep/movement
- Pharmacy prep/movement
- Artwork consult
- GREEN consult for transition
- Designing strategic move routes and handoffs to increase efficiency
- Providing additional services to reduce unnecessary piece movement and vendor contacts
- Setting up furniture distribution points to allow others to view and select items for their workspaces
- Facilitating an employee sale for remaining items to bring additional revenue to the hospital and reduce landfill waste
- Creating a recycling initiative for metal parts
- Our comprehensive disposition strategy – which featured repurposing, recycling, and an internal sale – saved Little Company of Mary over $85,000