11/10/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Track:Specialty Populations


Tiffany Knouff

Director, Family Birth Center

Virginia Mason Birth Center in alliance with CHI Franciscan

Ryan Ramsey

Medical Planner

Perkins and Will

Marie Henson

Senior Medical Planner, Associate Principal

Perkins and Will

Session Description

In 2016 Virginia Mason Medical Center made the strategic decision to bring back women’s services through partnering with CHI-Franciscan. Hospital leadership and clinicians recognized the need for a more innovative delivery care model and brought forward the idea of providing NICLET care. Through a series of integrated design events, the team developed a design that represents a boutique birthing experience with a new model of care. This team will share operational planning strategies, how those strategies informed design and construction, and the planning approach that led to design innovation. Come here their important lessons learned.