On June 8th, HTS facilitated a Mock Patient Move with the staff at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. During this activity, Ley Anne Merica, Kim King, and Tannya Parker met with the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit, and the Pediatric Intensive Care Units in preparation for the opening on August 29th of the new Hubbard Center for Children. The new state-of-the-art facility will enable Children’s to continue to meet the needs of children and families who count on them for care. When it opens in August 2021, the Hubbard Center for Children will double Children’s capacity by adding 100 additional beds. It will also house an expanded Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Center, and much more. It sits between the hospital and the Specialty Pediatric Center and integrates architecturally with the existing buildings.

This mock move enabled HTS with the staff at Children’s to validate paths and timing for each patient, the sending and receiving move process, and the right people are in the right roles. This Mock Move also provided the opportunity to test communication devices, validate numbers, and the overall communication plan. This type of unit preparation outcome is an early identifier for validating the patient move plan, which is a process to identify any gaps, conflicts, and areas that require clarification.