Strategic Leadership Track: When Time is of the Essence: How Cedars-Sinai Fast-tracked a COU Renovation
Date & Time
Monday, March 1, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment, quick and effective partnerships between the hospital, designers, and the government is vital. This session describes how a needed transformation was done quickly and solved the immediate need, while renovation and upgrades to comply with current codes were performed within 18 months. The presenters will discuss strategies for successful fast-track renovation projects as well as how to identify and prioritize deficiencies in a unit’s existing conditions Building strong partnerships, repurpose design templates, and the two-part process to solve immediate and long-term facility needs will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:      

  1. Discuss why building relationships with government and state agencies ensures confidence in your plans and intentions during the approval processes.
  2. Explain why utilizing technology in the pre-design phase can help put clients at ease and fast-track government and client signoffs.
  3. Research and test solutions through 3D model printing and mock-up to validate design.
  4. Outline what owners and clients can do to assist the design team through the government agencies.