Friday, February 18, 2011

Lunder Building to "Go Live" this summer

GOING LIVE: Representatives of the Lunder Building Go Live Group

In preparation for the summertime transition of several hospital programs and services to the Lunder Building, the MGH Go Live Group for the new facility was established under the auspices of Jean Elrick, MD, senior vice president for Administration. Led by Andrea Paciello, executive director of Radiation Oncology, and Ed Raeke, director of Materials Management, the committee includes representatives from services that will occupy the Lunder Building – the Emergency Department, Neurosciences, Perioperative Services, Radiation Oncology, Central Sterile Processing and Supplies, Materials Management and Patient Care Services. As a team, representatives are coordinating and implementing pre- and post-move operational logistics related to their services. Some of the issues the Go Live group is addressing are safety, orientation, code call response planning, way-finding, patient flow and communication.

“The Go Live Group is critical in our planning and coordinating a smooth and efficient move of patients and services to the Lunder Building,” says Raeke. “The group is intentionally small to allow for focused and meaningful discussion and clear accountability. Leaders from support services will be invited to participate as guided by the agenda.”

Adds Paciello, “The Lunder Building will provide a wonderful facility for staff, patients and families, but ultimately, it’s the people that will make the care and operations in the new space successful. The Go Live Group is focused on transitioning the Lunder Building from a construction site into a vibrant core of the MGH campus teaming with people, spirit and life. We look forward to productive and informative dialogues as delegates from each area share concerns, plans and solutions related to this comprehensive project.”

In keeping with the “green” nature of the building, each Go Live member was presented with an MGH bicentennial flower pot filled with bulbs and seeds that will blossom and come to life over the next several months. The gift was a gesture of appreciation for their participation, symbolizing the work and the care required to make the Lunder Building “come to life” this summer.

To report concerns or issues related to the Lunder Building, contact Raeke at or Paciello at  


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