Samaritan Healthcare operates a hospital campus and multiple clinic facilities in central Washington. Samaritan provides critical public health services for the people of the Columbia Basin region. Samaritan is in the midst of a digital and construction transformation. The hospital will deploy a system-wide electronic health record project in 2020 and simultaneously begin construction of its replacement campus in the city of Moses Lake. Project leadership understood the vital importance of an integrated vision for technology. MGAC was engaged to develop a comprehensive technology and low voltage program, support the architectural-design team withoversight of performance requirements, lead ongoing value engineering activities, and develop a procurement model for project technologies. Project leadership desired a combination of powerful, value-based technology systems that would address the needs and constraints of a rural community hospital.
MGAC partnered with hospital stakeholders, design team members, and the contractor team to provide a nimble and balanced program of technology systems. MGAC’s strategy was to engage systems and feature-sets that directly addressed Samaritan’s Day One functional goals and will provide long-term flexibility as Samaritan continues to grow and expand in the future. Selection of system integration partners was particularly important given the distance between the new campus and major metropolitan areas. The need for strong vendor relationships long after Patient First Day directly influenced performance requirements, systems specifications, cost-of-ownership projections, and procurement strategy. MGAC’s unique depth of skill in both business consulting and design / construction management provided project leadership with a seasoned and practical perspective to coordinate a high performance and cost-effective enterprise that will reliably support their mission for decades to come.