Preparing a healthcare campus for a major transformation project requires many smaller projects to enable the building of the new facilities.
As part of Array Architects’ extensive, network-wide facilities master plan for University Hospitals’ $1 billion transformation program, the re-evaluation, reorganization and relocation of numerous campus services was critical to improving patient care and operational efficiencies at Case Medical Center in Cleveland. In addition to planning and design for new facilities on campus (including a 150-bed cancer hospital, expanded emergency services and improvements at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital), we implemented a myriad of projects that allowed the transformation to occur. There were departments to relocate, buildings to demolish and infrastructure to build. These enabler projects had to start immediately, meet a limited budget and, above all, not delay the start of the centerpiece projects.