E56 Stamford Hospital's Planetree Journey

  • Room: Sun Ballroom D
  • Session Number:E56
Monday, November 13, 2017: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Elizabeth Longmore MSN, RN,
Chief Operation Officer
Stamford Health Group
Stan Hunter
Director, Master Facility Plan
Stamford Hospital
Tushar Gupta AIA, NCARB
Principal and Senior Designer
WHR Architects, the healthcare practice of EYP


A sequel to the 2014 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference presentation “Under the Planetree,” this presentation will showcase the New Stamford Hospital, which opened to its first patients in fall of 2016 after a decade-long Planetree journey. An empathetic approach and a collaboration between clinicians, administrators, architects, and community members helped the team reimagine the new hospital. This presentation will discuss the challenges encountered in realizing this hospital and how they were overcome. Gaining insight on management tools and Lean processes employed in operationalizing this large project, the audience will also preview initial financial metrics and patient and caregiver satisfaction data after the first year of occupancy.


Learning Objectives

List strategies of organizational redesign with patient-centered care at their core. Hear how to engage a community and civic organization in implementation of an integrated health campus master plan. Balance design responses to support patient, family, and practitioner satisfaction and well-being. Learn what facility management tools are required to track, phase, integrate, and operationalize a large project.

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