Mason General Hospital prioritizes patients while meeting construction goals

March 29, 2019

The goal for the new Mason Clinic is to increase accessible, high-quality medical care for the Mason County community, while streamlining the communication process between clinicians. That mission can only be achieved once construction for the new clinic is finalized – in the meantime, Mason General Hospital is working with its construction crew to ensure that patient care continues to be prioritized throughout the development process.

Since the groundbreaking in October 2018, construction has steadily progressed, with the Mason Clinic on track to meet its completion goal of January 2020. The construction project is led by Brent Wilcox, project manager for the Mason Clinic through OAC Services, along with building contractor Skanska USA and TGB Architects. Together, the team conducted a series of “tabletop exercises,” where a variety of Mason General Hospital staff simulated patient scenarios on top of the floor plan for the new clinic. The tabletop exercises helped map out patient and staff flow, to begin preparing to operate within the new clinic. The tabletops will aid Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics to streamline the patient process, increase accessibility and empower staff to best serve patients.

Construction is underway on the new Mason Clinic.

“These simulations help us identify items that might not have been initially thought of, such as technology needs we can leverage to help patient flow go smoother,” said Brent Wilcox. “The strategic planning process of Mason General leadership and Board of Commissioners has really helped to bring this project to fruition, and realize the goal of being the best integrated health care organization in the northwest. This project is all about making Mason General a community that puts their patients first.”

Additional details and construction updates are available online.


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