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SEATTLE CHILDREN’S CLINIC AND SURG CENTER

Bellevue, WA

An Efficiency Revolution

Saving $30 Million and 30,000 SF with Continual Process Improvement

 
 
SERVICES PROVIDED

Process Improvement • Programming • Master Planning, • Interior Design • Architecture

 

Challenge

To lighten patient load at its main campus hospital, Seattle Children’s formed a plan to offer ambulatory surgical care at a series of regional centers, of which Bellevue was the first. They sought to utilize Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) to allow the client, design and construction teams to program more service in less space and build it more effectively.

Process

Based on proven techniques from the manufacturing industry, Seattle Children’s employed Lean methodologies to help guide the design and planning effort to achieve a more efficient use of resources and space. Week-long workshops inspired team collaboration and further imbued a culture of learning so that everyone including front line clinicians, designers, and construction team consultants had the opportunity to participate in planning for improved work flows, processes and human experience in the new center.

Outcome

Based on proven techniques from the manufacturing industry, Seattle Children’s employed Lean methodologies to help guide the design and planning effort to achieve a more efficient use of resources and space. Week-long workshops inspired team collaboration and further imbued a culture of learning so that everyone including front line clinicians, designers, and construction team consultants had the opportunity to participate in planning for improved work flows, processes and human experience in the new center.

28%

Fitting 110,000 square feet of clinic programming into 80,000 resulted in a 28% increase in space efficiency