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Surgical Sterile Processing and Materials Management

Surgical Sterile Processing & Materials Management 

The ART of Surgical Sterile Process and related clean materials storage is all about the understanding of processing volume and flow in an efficient manner to handle the surge and wane of cases.  TGB is experienced in the design of Surgical Sterile Processing for inpatient and ambulatory outpatient surgery facilities, both renovation and new construction. 

First Hill Ambulatory Surgery Center, Seattle, WA (completed 2016):  5,500 SF new free-standing ambulatory sterile processing and clean materials storage facility within a 36,000 SF 12 OR ambulatory surgical facility, private venture not associated with a hospital.  Scope included walk-in/pass-thru cart wash, a series of 3 compartment sinks, 4 sterilizers, case tray assembly tables and storage.  The project was located on the second floor of an existing medical office building in downtown Seattle’s First Hill medical district. The planning process include full size mock-up and simulation of process flow. 

Proliance Spine & Joint Surgery Center, Mountlake Terrace, WA (completed 2017): 3,500 SF free-standing ambulatory sterile processing and clean storage facility within an 8,000 SF 3 OR ambulatory surgical facility.  Scope included medical planning and design within and existing medical office building adjacent to existing MRI services.   

Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA (completed 2014): a 14,000 SF multi-phased renovation of existing SPD & highly sensitive equipment while maintaining operations in place of both decontamination, sterile processing, and materials storage.  The project spanned three building expansion joint and included raising floor level of one building so that no future ramps needed to be navigated by staff pushing heavy equipment and surgical instrument carts.  The planning process include full size mock-up and simulation of process flow. 



Lund Opsahl Structural engineers

Wood Harbinger Mechanical & Electrical engineers

Turner Construction Company

First Hill Ambulatory Surgery Center

Lund Opsahl Structural engineers

MacDonald Miller Mechanical

BRS Electrical

Sellen Construction Company

Proliance Surgery Center

Design / Build engineers

Constantine Construction

Tags:#Medical Planning, #Architecture, Lean operational process improvement, #Mock-up & simulation, #Collaborative Design,

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