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Lean Healthcare Facility Design

Thursday, 21 September 2017  10:00 AM PDT, 01:00 PM EDT

Training Duration = 60 Min                    Sponsored by Online Compliance Panel

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Everyone knows we must focus on safety in healthcare delivery. Attending this session will help you better understand how the built environment impacts safety and is integrated with operational efficiencies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify Lean principles that relate to the built environment
  • Learn how to apply Lean planning concepts to facility design
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of risk assessments in the
  • decision-making process for design solutions
  • How lean principles may be utilized to improve healthcare facility design

Why Should You Attend:

When planning space changes such as renovation, expansion, additions or new construction, a more thorough analysis of workflow adjacencies is needed. In order to accomplish that, the first step is to understand Lean Principles that relate to the built environment such as waste, visual management, flow, work cells, and 5S.

 Healthcare environments are inherently laden with risk; therefore, risk assessments are also needed as part of the design process. In fact, the 2014 "Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities" by the facility guidelines institute now requires a "Safety Risk Assessment" during design.


  • Lean principles, especially those with a relationship to the built environment
  • Pathways and flow considerations: staff, patients and support areas
  • Adjacency prioritization analysis
  • Utilization of risk assessments for decision making


Patricia Morrill is President of PM Healthcare Consulting, LLC. She specializes in project management and process improvement strategies with a passion for coaching executives and staff in how to develop a problem solving culture and lead change. Patricia has 30 years of healthcare experience, including previous employment with large healthcare systems and an architectural design firm.

She earned certifications in Project Management, Lean Healthcare, and Six Sigma Green Belt. Patricia enjoys teaching as Adjunct Instructor and as faculty at national conferences. She has written articles on risk assessments and has a newly released book unveiling her 10-step model on Process Improvement Strategy Deployment. She is an affiliate with the Center for Health Design, accredited in Evidence-Based Design.