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Lean Facility Planning

Optimize efficiency in your new facility designs

By incorporating Lean thinking into healthcare architectural design projects, Soyring Consulting can improve efficiency, space utilization, patient outcomes and staff satisfaction. Whether you are considering a facility addition, expansion, renovation or new construction, our team can implement Lean principles and tools to foster environments that prevent waste. No matter the stage of the project, from master planning through move-in and occupancy, a collaboration with our team can add value to your facility at any point in the design continuum. Below are the products and services offered for Lean facility planning.

Products and Services Include:

Lean-Led Master Planning

Soyring can take a collaborative approach with our traditional Master Planning engagements incorporating clinical and operational expertise with a Lean approach to master planning to ensure you facility has:

  • Flexibility for day-to-day needs
  • Easy adaptability for the future
  • Solutions for future chronic space and facility problems
  • Combined with our standard Master Planning approach
Lean-led Design and Development

Soyring combines our Development, Design and Planning expertise with Lean principles in the architectural design to:

  • Improve patient care processes
  • Eliminate waste
  • Reduce cost
  • Improve Quality

Through collaboration with the architect, contractor and employees Soyring can:

  • Develop efficient and safe processes for your new facility
  • Assist in how the facility should be physically laid out
  • Train and orient your staff in the design and transition process
  • Work with staff to improve existing processes in anticipation of new space
  • Provide a Lean navigational manual with process maps, operational narratives and standard work for staff


Future State Process Design

Soyring can assist with all stages of planning, design, development and activation. When your facility is beyond the initial design phase, Soyring can:

  • Optimize your operations and processes
  • Impact effective operational improvements
  • Map and develop a more efficient workflow within your designs
  • Train staff on new processes and care models to improve operations prior to activation and transition to new spaces
Workflow and System Organization

Soyring can assist your team in determining work processes to optimize staff, patient, and materials workflows including:

  • Integrating daily management systems
  • Establishing visual controls
  • Standardizing workflows
    • On-stage/Off-stage
    • Transport
    • Medication management
    • Supply storage and locations
  • Composing support services plans (e.g. replenishment)
  • Establishing process for determining par levels
    • Balancing inventory carrying cost with labor efficiency
  • Removing unnecessary materials, processes, and other work that is not ideal/efficient

Soyring Consulting is highly experienced in design and facility layouts to meet standards of care by specialty area. We are also experts in the evaluation of design to meet patient and material flow considerations.

Read our hospital planning customer testimonials to understand why more than 90% of our clients choose to work with us on additional hospital development projects. To envision what Soyring can do for your healthcare facility, view a Soyring Consulting hospital design & planning process case study.

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Building Design Elements & Features and Their Effects on the Patient Experience

“The staff that Soyring brings to the facility was essentially members of our hospital family. We treated them like management staff here at the hospital. They participated in other meetings besides just focusing on the projects. They had vision of the broader goals and strategic objectives of the hospital and were instrumental in carrying out the hospital’s mission overall not just for the project that we hired them for.”


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