When Universal Health Services (UHS) looked to build a new greenfield hospital in Temecula, Calif., they were challenged to do more with less. They set forth on a journey to design and construct a 140-bed acute care hospital with their pencils sharpened—a mere $144 million budget.

With construction costs on the rise, and hospitals being increasingly more expensive to build—most hospitals in California now cost nearly $2 million per bed—inefficiencies equate to dollars lost. At Temecula Valley Hospital, a groundbreaking process based on Lean principles is making it one of the fastest, and most cost-effective to construct hospitals brought to market in California.

Read the full article by HMC’s Steve Wilson in Healthcare Construction+Operations News.