Akron Children’s Hospital embarked on a new ambulatory and critical care expansion. The project includes an expanded Emergency Center with 33 total patient positions served by a new rooftop helipad. Level 3 includes a new ambulatory surgical suite with 4 operating rooms, shell space for 2 additional operating rooms, a prep/recovery suite and central sterile. Shell space for future ambulatory clinics are on Levels 4 and 5. Levels 6 and 7 will be new private NICU beds, increasing their capacity from 60 to 75 beds.
As an IPD LEAN project, collaboration included co-location, huddles, LEAN boot camps, and full scale mockups. Mitchell has led medical equipment effort to identify reuse and facilitate decisions with end users to develop equipment lists, plans, specifications and costs.
Mitchell is also leading equipment procurement services assisting the hospital in product fairs, mockups, and RFP’s for surgical equipment, bedside nursing and other significant equipment purchases that will support the new environment of care.