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be laid out more efficiently to minimize steps
and provide better access to supplies. Using
full-size mock-ups and testing multiple layouts, it was determined that the size should be
reduced by 30 square feet, saving the project
more than $1 million. Similarly, the patient
bathroom was reconfigured and tested, resulting in a smaller footprint with a sliding door.
A C H I E V I N G S AT I S FA C T I O N

At the end of the project, the team wasn't
surprised that $16 million had been saved because of the in-depth budget review process in
place. The dollars preserved by efficiencies in
the design and facility management were then
protected and available to bolster patient care
and equipment. While some changes were
made, such as applying the high-impact drywall in more places and selecting a different
shower seat, the overall approach and continual process improvement helped the hospital
achieve not just savings but dramatic increases in patient satisfaction scores.
In ambulatory surgery, for example, the rating for comfort of the room went from the
23rd percentile to 81st, and the attractiveness
of the center was rated in the 89th percentile compared to the 18th before the changes.
Noise level went from the 36th to 87th percentile, and the hospital's overall HCAHPS rating
went from 46th to 82nd percentile. This vast
improvement has moved the hospital to a topranked program and is hoped to continue to
generate patient interest and revenue as word
of the improvements spreads. 
Mike Bock, CHFM, SMA, is director of facilities at
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital. He can be reached
at MICHAEL_BOCK@SSMHC.COM. Michael Schnaare,
AIA, NCARB, is principal at Lawrence Group. He
can be reached at MICHAEL.SCHNAARE@THELAW
RENCEGROUP.COM. Kevin Studer, PE, is principal
at Northstar Management. He can be reached at
KEVIN.STUDER@NORTHSTARMGMT.COM.

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12 intensive care suites
with four ICU flex rooms,
which also take advantage of the views of the
city and provide ample
room for family. AB O V E :
The interventional services
platform includes inpatient
and outpatient surgery
and procedures, postanesthesia care, prep/
recovery, endoscopy,
central sterile, and special
procedures/cardiac cath
lab. LE F T: Direct bedding
and fast-track concepts
were implemented in the
emergency department,
and wait times before
admission have improved
from the 26th percentile
in the previous hospital to
the 67th percentile.

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HEALTHCARE DESIGN - NOVEMBER 2016
CONTENTS
EDITORIAL
SHOW TALK
PHOTO TOUR
MEETING OF THE MINDS
POWER TRIO
GET SMART
WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?
HAVING IT ALL
HERE & NOW
WELCOME ADDITION
FIVE BUILDING BLOCKS OF WAYFINDING
FINANCIAL MATTERS HEALTHY SAV-INGS
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT DINING
THE CENTER
AIA-AAH
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