Friday, July 15, 2011

On the move

CSPS and ED first into new Lunder Building

CSPS celebration: From left, Barry O'Shaughnessy, director of Operating Room Materials, Lynne Dockser Cornell, senior director of Perioperative Services Administration, Adel Afridi, director of Sterile Processing, and Slavin at the July 7 CSPS ribbon cutting

After years of planning and preparation, two departments – the Central Sterile Processing and Supply (CSPS) Unit and the Sumner M. Redstone Emergency Department (ED) – celebrated their transition into new spaces in the Lunder Building with ribbon-cutting ceremonies. The CSPS marked the completion of its weekend-long move from Gray 3 and White 4, while the ED event served as a prelude to its expansion, which began July 11 and will occur in phases as its existing space on White and Ellison 1 is renovated over the next two years.

Guests at the July 7 CSPS event gathered outside the entrance to its new, 25,000-square-foot location on Lunder Lower Level 1. Donning CSPS T-shirts, Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president, Jean Elrick, MD, senior vice president for Administration, and Ann Prestipino, senior vice president for Surgical and Anesthesia Services and Clinical Business Development, congratulated the staff and acknowledged the many team members involved.

Peter Dunn, MD, executive medical director of the Operating Rooms, spoke on behalf of the CSPS and its more than 100 staff members. “I’d like to thank our hospital leadership for their support during our journey to open this new facility,” he said. “The facility itself is impressive – but what’s most important is the opportunity we’ve been given to make changes that will ultimately improve care for our patients.”

At the ED ribbon cutting, held July 8 on Lunder Level 1, Slavin, Elrick and Prestipino took part in celebrating the space alongside staff members. Theresa Gallivan, RN, MS, associate chief nurse, and Alasdair Conn, MD, chief of Emergency Services, also reflected on the milestone.

“The Emergency Department has grown exponentially over the last few years,” said Conn. “We’ve outgrown our existing physical plant and are looking forward to moving into this new facility … I think we’re going to be a major component of the MGH’s next century.” In addition to the ED and CSPS, Materials Management is expected to begin its move by the end of July.

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