Vertically integrated cardiovascular service lines can provide better coordinated patient care with improved outcomes.  Integrating a cardiovascular service line requires thoughtful redesign of a hospital’s operational processes around the patient’s needs.  The service line model also requires investments in equipment and facilities that can take on several different forms.  Properly designed facilities can reinforce operational models and elevate how patients experience their care.

HCM Principal Jim Albert, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC recently provided an overview of MidMichigan Health’s vision for a patient focused cardiovascular service line at the 2018 ASHE PDC Summit in Nashville, TN. View his presentation and learn how the organization partnered Lean workflow redesign with progressive facility approaches.

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