Facility name: Swedish Medical Center
Location: ENGLEWOOD, CO
Project classification: Hospital – Renovation
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 2710000029
Lesson Learned number: 133
Impact: Cost, Quality, Scope
Lesson Learned/Best Practice
The existing Lab Equipment (model numbers, infrastructure hook-ups, technical requirements, etc.) has to be assessed with a view to the new layout and design. This exercise is best performed by a Lab Equipment expert. At Swedish, ESa was asked to perform this equipment accounting function. It was not efficient, and it could have been more effective were a consultant or the Facility/Owner involved. This may explain why 2 Grossing Sinks were needed/added to the project.
Suggested Actions for Future Projects
HCA Equipment Manager shall budget for and secure a Lab Equipment Specialty Consultant to quantify existing equipment and coordinate with the Architect/Engineer on the new layout.