Stanford Children's Health
LUCILE PACKARD CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Treatment capacity for an internationally renowned children’s hospital
Internationally renowned Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital had outgrown its facility and needed to increase its capacity by 12% in the 15-year interim until the construction of a new facility was complete. MKThink conducted a 22-month facility assessment that inventoried and classified square footage allocations by function, documented usage, and measured occupancy and utilization. The study identified underutilized spaces and areas for non-critical functions to repurpose for medical use. Informed by these findings, MKThink devised a strategy that right-sized rooms, increased occupancy and utilization, and relocated administrative operations off-site. The MKThink strategy captured the needed 30,000 SF in capacity, increasing space for direct patient care by 19% and workspace for staff by 32% without additional square footage.