Boldt has become part of an Integrated Lean Project Delivery® (ILPD) model for the master planning, design and construction for the Advocate Medical Group & Dreyer clinics, medical office and ambulatory facilities in the Greater Chicago Metropolitan area. Our team was hired to help transform the AMG and Dreyer clinics delivery of ambulatory care. We have enjoyed a long and successful history of building healthcare facilities, along with other building types, via an alternative delivery approach. The medical office and ambulatory facilities projects will span multiple years and will consist of various ambulatory projects and operational and business models, which support the Advocate brand.
Our team was able to create a groundbreaking approach to alternative delivery. Innovations in technology will allow the client to test the impact of design modifications in real-time, but also allows our clients to test the impact of operational modifications in real-time, showing how these modifications can impact outcomes such as revenue-generating space, cost per provider and operational throughput for years to come.
Projects currently underway are located in Pullman Park, Orland Park, Aurora and Libertyville, Illinois.
Sequoia Medical Office and Ambulatory Facility
The new Sequoia facility is planned to house all clinical functions and most support functions currently located in the facility on Galena Blvd in Aurora.
This new facility will provide for a high degree of flexibility and adaptability. The new clinic will utilize modular, standardized space where possible and shared space, rather than dedicated space, for services/specialties to support the clinic of the future. Additionally, clinic exam rooms will be flexibly assigned to support a high level of operational efficiency.
The Sequoia Clinic will be a clinically dense building, with limited administrative functions. Workstations, shared private work areas and “touchdown” areas will be provided for physicians and clinical staff with a limited number of private offices.
The clinic strives to integrate technology whenever possible, enabling an electronic patient care environment with readily accessible information.
Additionally, the clinic will follow current Advocate branding standards such as signage, interiors, systems and room standards.
Condell Medical Office & Ambulatory Facility
Goals for the Condell facility, in conjunction with the strategic plan, include the consolidation and growth of smaller medical practice sites into more highly visible larger facilities to enhance service to patients, provide operational efficiencies and promote growth for the organization.
The new facility consolidates current providers into a single location in close proximity to Advocate Condell Medical Center. The clinic is planned to house all clinical functions and most support functions.
Part of the strategic plan also includes the Core Module, a standardized clinic layout to be utilized as the typical floor plan for planning and design of outpatient clinics within the AMG clinic projects.
Additionally, the AMG clinic will follow current Advocate branding standards such as signage, interiors, systems and room standards.
This collaborative effort, led by HDR Boldt, involved over 100 team members from Advocate, AMG, as well as team members from HDR, Boldt and KJWW working side by side to innovate, standardize and implement these standards to be continuously improved upon for years to come. The process involved a series of workshops called Synapse Visioning and Rapid Improvement Events. The workshops focused on four platforms in order to realize the Care 360 Integrated Ambulatory Care Model: patient experience, operations, technology and sustainability. The Care 360 Integrated Ambulatory Care Model provides guidance for development of outpatient clinics throughout the Advocate system.