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Wednesday, September 20, 2017  |  9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Maximizing Profitability in an Active Hospital Surgical Floor Renovation

Matt Franklin
Vice President, Project Manager, HKS, Inc
Eric Rasmussen
Project Manager, DPR Construction
Robert H. Reardon CHFM
Chief Facility Officer, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Hamilton Espinosa CHC, LEED AP
Director - Healthcare Market Sector, DPR Construction

The renovation of a busy perioperative services floor in an active hospital faces a variety of design and construction challenges that can jeopardize the facility’s bottom line. Although surgical procedures constitute only 11% of a hospital’s volume, it generates 40% of the profits. Surgical site infections derived from unplanned construction impacts can double the hospital's cost of treatment. Learn how the VCU project team expertly planned a multi-phased, 80,000-sq.-ft. perioperative services renovation that transformed the entire floor including 18 operating rooms, two hybrid ORs, an MRI suite, and 5th floor bump out waiting area – all without impacting surgical operations. Landlocked in the heart of a busy urban medical center, strict infection control procedures and innovative phasing allowed the hospital to maintain full surgical operations without compromising patient care or profitability on this logistically challenging project.


1. Discuss VCUHS’s business case for renovating their perioperative services without impacting surgeons’ volumes or jeopardizing patient safety.
2. Learn how our team maintained surgical operations while renovating the perioperative services floor, preserving patient care and VCUHS' profitability.
3. Learn phasing strategies to move a perioperative transformation project forward without impacting FTEs, patient flow, patient safety, or patient care.
4. Discuss lessons learned on replacing aging infrastructure, team communication, and coordinating owner equipment selections.