Mov­ing day, times two

Modern Healthcare - - Outliers -

When a hos­pi­tal moves into a new build­ing, that’s enough of a lo­gis­ti­cal prob­lem. So Orange Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter faced dou­ble the trou­ble last week as it con­sol­i­dated two cam­puses at a new fa­cil­ity.

Out­liers went to press be­fore events un­folded, but the plan was for the New York hos­pi­tal to move and con­sol­i­date two cam­puses into a sin­gle new build­ing last week, a $350 mil­lion re­place­ment hos­pi­tal with 383 beds in Mid­dle­town.

Of­fi­cials planned to start around 5:30 a.m. and fin­ish about 12 hours later, with a few am­bu­lances sta­tioned near emer­gency rooms at the for-

Orange Re­gional’s new, con­sol­i­dated home is in Mid­dle­town.

mer lo­ca­tions in Mid­dle­town and Goshen, says Rob Lee, a hos­pi­tal spokesman. Plans called for as many as 300 pa­tients to be trans­ferred in waves of 25 to 30 an hour, start­ing with in­ten­sive-care unit and ob­stet­ric pa­tients, he said.

Orange Re­gional em­ploy­ees will staff all three hos­pi­tals si­mul­ta­ne­ously, he said, with three com­mand cen­ters or­ches­trat­ing op­er­a­tions. Lo­gis­ti­cal prepa­ra­tions in­clude al­ter­nate routes should roads be­come blocked and Orange County will ac­ti­vate its in­ci­dent com­mand cen­ter, he said.

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