Re-engineering for the Future: Optimizing Current Facilities

Tue, Sep 25, 2018
3:30pm to 4:30pm CT


As healthcare moves toward value-based care, proactive facilities planning plays an increasingly important role in advancing the mission and vision of healthcare organizations.  With an eye toward future space needs, organizations need to also remain aware of industry pressures (i.e., regulatory changes, new technology, new models of care, and improving patient experience and staff satisfaction) to adapt to changes in the environment.  During this webinar, Dr. Terese Horlocker, Chair of Mayo Clinic Midwest Facilities Committee, will discuss how the committee engages in initiation, planning and oversight of major facilities and construction projects.

Management Engineering and Consulting (ME&C) collaborates with the Department of Facilities on a variety of projects to help determine space needs and utilization as well as conduct benchmarking and workflow analyses among other key activities to meet the needs of the practice.  Dr. Horlocker will be joined by one of ME&C's health system engineers, Danielle Crawley, who will discuss how she partnered with hospital and facilities leadership as a part of a multidisciplinary team consisting of Nursing, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Internal Medicine and Security to initiate and execute the development of a secure hospital unit. The primary objective of this unit is to provide a caring environment to maximize the safety and well-being of our patients and staff .  Learn how ME&C collaborated with Facilities to help the practice operationalize this project for meeting government regulations.

Key takeaways from this webinar include:

  • Describe the leadership and governance necessary for effective healthcare facilities planning.
  • Describe how to align facilities planning to support the mission and vision of the organization.
  • Understand a facilities case study responding to recent changes in the regulatory environment.

Featured Presenters: Dr. Terese Horlocker, M.D. & Danielle Crawley, M.A. Dr. HorlockerDanielle Crawley



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Question for Danielle / Dr. Horlocker — how do you practice Mayo Clinic values for compassion, respect for patients and the need to protect staff, family members, etc.. Must be a tough balance..

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You can find the answer to this question at 55:00!


So many good lessons and ideas for the Complex Intervention Unit — thanks..


So many side benefits of the Complex Intervention Unit — staff satisfaction, not just in the unit, but across the hospital —


The practice drives the facilities! Cannot agree more.

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