Olathe Health initially anticipated an in-place pharmacy renovation. Given existing workflow and structural constraints, the team explored the impacts to daily operations and the additional space required to the meet the current USP compliance standards.
Alternatively, we also studied options for relocation, which allowed for better utilization and efficient workflow. The end solution was to build an addition to the hospital and relocate the pharmacy. This was the most cost-effective option to the current challenges the hospital faced.
Building a new pharmacy allows USP 797 and USP 800 requirements to be met, and the pharmacy enhances its workflows and efficiencies to provide better service to the health system now and into the future.
Relocating the pharmacy allows the current pharmacy to be in use while the new location was completed, reducing the amount of downtime or deferred service costs that would be present with an in-place renovation. In turn, time equals money.
By working hand-in-hand with the client, the team made it an easy decision for Olathe Health. Olathe Health realized a savings of 12-18% in design-build construction costs and in return they received a new pharmacy that meets USP 797 and USP 800 requirements, is better suited to serve their patients and improves on pharmaceutical efficiencies and workflows.