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Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

Clinical & Experimental Cardiology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9880

Combating heart disease with $80 million heart institute in just 15 months


25th Annual Congress on Cardiology and Medical Interventions

July 16-17, 2018 | Atlanta, Georgia, USA

David Jaeger and Amy Bush

University of Detroit Mercy, USA
West Virginia University, USA

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Clin Exp Cardiolog

Abstract :

WVU Medicine is tackling one of the toughest challenges related to high rates of heart disease with a new $80 million heart and vascular institute. The need is essential with heart disease the state√ʬ?¬?s No. 1 killer. WVU√ʬ?¬?s vision to become a leading academic institution delivering cutting edge cardiac services was developed with an aggressive campaign to recruit top specialists. WVU Health was constructing a 10-story tower, originally designed as a Children√ʬ?¬?s Hospital. Once the Heart program was deemed top priority, several floors of the building were redesigned while it was being constructed. The task was to complete design and construction in 15 months, in lieu of the traditional three years. The team met the aggressive schedule utilizing design-assist, design-build and an intense amount of creativity. The success of the cardiac program is evident: inpatient cardiovascular procedures are up 57%, clinic visits increased by 33% and vascular surgery is 12% higher than last year. WVU Medicine built a new $80 million Heart and Vascular Institute in 15 months, working with a facility that was under construction, originally designed as a Children√ʬ?¬?s Hospital. The team met the aggressive schedule utilizing design-assist, designbuild and an intense amount of creativity. Success is evident: cardiovascular procedures are up 57% and clinic visits increased 33%. Objective for learning include (1) Learn how the hospital created the vision, recruited the talent and is positioning WVU Health for success across the entire Southeast. (2) Transforming a building under construction into new Heart and Vascular Institute while maintaining schedule and budget. (3) How to achieve speed to market through creative methods including design-assist, design-build and intense collaboration and (4) Learn the value of utilizing lean design workshops to expeditiously complete design with concentrated user input.

Biography :

David Jaeger is an Architect and has been practicing Healthcare Design for more than 30 years. He has completed his Bachelors of Science, Architecture from Lawrence Technological University, USA. He is a certified Lean leader and helps transform hospital environments with Lean design processes. He has been a leader in the design of environments that help shape the future.

E-mail: dmjaeger@hedev.com

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