Healthcare: Acute Care

Southcoast Hospitals Group / St. Luke's Hospital

Emergency Department Rapid Assessment

St. Luke’s engaged our team to assess and improve its Emergency Department’s operational efficiency.  An existing “Fast-Track” zone had become dysfunctional, leading to excessive wait times. Working collaboratively with user groups, Lavallee Brensinger’s designers and Optimal-Use planners assessed volumes by acuity and workflow to explore multiple operational models. Ultimately, a new 18 bed Rapid Assessment zone was created, tested, and determined to be the best solution for increasing overall thru-put and eliminating wait times for the majority of patients throughout the day.  As the new design developed, construction phasing was strategically planned to enable “renovation-in-place” during ongoing operations.

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