The clinical nursing spaces were set up by the new staff to optimize placement of supplies and develop processes to support patient flow from admission to discharge. The team members conducted simulations in late June 2022 to ensure everything was ready prior to opening. The final workflow redesign process was incorporated in orientation for all new team members and simulations were utilized to ensure all clinical staff understood their role and the new patient bypass process.
On July 12, 2022, the Minnetonka Surgery and Specialty Center reopened and resumed pediatric outpatient procedures for ENT conditions, eye disorders, oral surgery, dental needs, general surgery and urology. Ultrasounds, general x-rays and MRIs are also now available again at the campus’s Diagnostic Imaging Center.
Education and learnings from patients continue to be incorporated into the process flow. Staff are empowered to make decisions to create the best care experience for the patients and continue to work with their Patient Care Manager, Ashley Rue, MSN, RN, to make improvements in processes that support safe and efficient care.
As the kid experts, we are thrilled to once again offer these high-demand outpatient procedures at Children’s Minnesota Minnetonka Surgery and Specialty Center. It is vital that we’re able to provide such a wide range of specialized surgical outpatient procedures close to home for our patients in the southwest Twin Cities Metro area.”
– Dr. Tim Lander, clinical vice president and chief of surgery at Children’s Minnesota