First Hill ASC

First Hill Ambulatory Surgery Center Seattle, WA

The First Hill Ambulatory Surgery Center is a free-standing Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), representing a joint venture between Swedish Health System and PolyClinic, and is not affiliated with any Hospital system.  TGB facilitated a design work-session between stakeholders which allowed the two organizations to develop new operational models utilizing Lean methodologies.  A full-scale mock-up was built inside a vacated 38,000 SF medical office building floor plate to provide the design team with interactive and immediate process improvement environment.  Surgical light and boom vendors, and sterile processing equipment vendors were invited to bring equipment to the mock up space for the operating team to evaluate and determine final equipment purchase decisions.  Surgical teams, sterile processing staff and DOH were invited into the mock-up to provide insight and comment on flow, visibility, and innovation to the design.  The project includes 12 O.R.s, 24 Pre-Op/Recovery Bays, 12 PACU bays, and 4 private PACU rooms.  Sterile processing includes pass thru cart wash, 4 sterilizers, and 4 decontamination multi-compartment sinks.  The project also includes administrative areas, patient consult rooms, reception and family waiting area along with new City Light transformer power service, new Generator, and new Medical Gases storage room.  The project was delivered through a Design-Build agreement.


PROJECT COST: $13 Million

STATUS:  Completed 2016


TGB Architects

Sellen Construction


H&M Electric

BRN Engineering

Tags: #ASC, #Design Build, #Lean, #Mock-Up, #Process improvement, #Medical Planning, #Facility and Operational Analysis, #Architectural Design Services, #Space Planning

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