Healthcare Committee presents "Cedars Sinai Surgery Expansion Project – The Collaborative Process of Right Sizing the OR"
October 26, 4:30-6:30PM
CO Architects

Cedars Sinai Surgery Expansion Project – 

The Collaborative Process of Right Sizing the OR

When: Wednesday – October 26, 2016 From 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Where: CO Architects Office - 5055 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

As part of their Facility Master Plan, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) embarked on an advanced technology surgical suite in the shelled Fourth Level of the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion (AHSP). In order to accommodate the master plan of 23 total outpatient OR’s in the AHSP, the 45,000 sf floorplate would need to accommodate 15 universal operating rooms, prep/ recovery and support space.

Cedars Sinai and CO Architects developed an inclusive approach to the planning and design process. Through the use of multiple user groups, one-on-one meetings with the key surgeons, multiple mock-ups and surgical simulations, the team was able to gain the trust, confidence and buy-in from all they key stakeholders on the critical issues of universal design; including rightsizing of the rooms, OR integration and boom configuration.


Kevin McCausland
Associate Principal
CO Architects

Kevin McCausland is a senior medical planner with over 20 years of national healthcare experience in master planning, strategic planning, operational planning and programming, and medical and equipment planning. Kevin has successfully worked with major academic medical center clients such as UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, University of Virginia and University of Washington, as well as many of the regional and national healthcare systems such as Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, Sutter Health, Providence Health, SUNY/Stony Brook University Hospital, St. Luke’s/Cornwall Health System and South Nassau Communities Hospital. Kevin has led multi-disciplinary teams in the operational planning and programming of major hospital expansions, replacements and mergers. He holds a Master of Architecture in Healthcare Facility Planning and Design, and a Bachelor of Science in Design, both from Clemson University.

Parini Mehta
CO Architects

Parini Mehta brings over 10 years of experience in architecture, design, and medical planning to the firm. A leader in healthcare design, she previously managed projects for LAC+USC, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and several private developers. At CO Architects she guides the planning and design of high-performance buildings through a collaborative process with clients, consultants, and contractors. Parini holds a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan.

Special thanks to CO Architects for hosting this event at their office.

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