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Healthcare Facilities: Transforming Perioperative and Cardiovascular Procedural Platform at Boston Children’s Hospital (Hybrid)

HFC Sept 2022

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    Free and open to the public.

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    1.5 LU/HSW AIA credits available.

In the largest expansion in their history, Boston Children’s Hospital addresses critical capacity needs and enhances the delivery of critical pediatric care in the city. Two key platforms underwent major transformations that revolutionized pediatric care at the nation’s top pediatric hospital: Perioperative and Cardiovascular Services.

David Meek Assoc. AIA, LEED AP and Nilay Deshmukh AIA, ACHA will reflect on the strategy behind the transformation of Perioperative and Cardiovascular Procedural Platforms at BCH, and will discuss lessons learned through the integrated design and construction process that spanned seven years, and continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since its beginnings in the 1950s as the only pediatric cardiology practice in Massachusetts, the Heart Center at Boston Children’s is now the largest and one of the most prestigious pediatric Heart Centers in the United States. Previously, the clinical components of the Heart Center were located on four floors of five different buildings on BCH’s campus. The consolidation of the Heart Center to the Hale Family Building creates a facility that serves the needs of cardiac care, provides adequate capacity for current operations, and allows for anticipated future growth. The integrated platform for cardiovascular procedure improves the interdisciplinary delivery model. Consolidating outpatient and inpatient services in one building strengthens BCH Heart Center identity and improves the overall patient and family experience.

To give new life to a system while keeping it operational, the entire perioperative platform at Boston Children’s Hospital was also overhauled. As the result of a perioperative focused master plan that spans over the four-acre campus, the upgraded platform consolidates all perioperative services onto one single floor. Located in the new Hale Family Building, the platform’s footprint has grown significantly from 87,000 sf to 131,000 sf. The floor is organized to have a clear “front of house” / “back of house” separation that improves operational efficiency and creates a more personalized patient experience.

Join us for an in-depth look into the process of transforming pediatric programs for the nation’s premier children’s hospital.