Rush University Medical Center Designs and Executes New Tower Clinical Workflow Adoption Training
In January 2012, Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) opened a new, state-of-the-art 376-bed tower adjacent to their existing medical center. The Department of Professional Nursing Practice was tasked with the design and implementation of a training program to ensure staff were prepared for the new technologies and environment. RUMC leadership turned to Burwood Group for training and adoption guidance to facilitate a successful transition into the new facility.
The Challenge: Train over 2,000 clinical staff members on new bed tower clinical workflows and technologies, on time and on budget
Burwood Group training consultants worked with RUMC nursing leadership to design a workflow-driven training program with customized, role-specific learning paths. They embraced a blended delivery strategy to enhance knowledge retention and reduce in-person training time. Most importantly, Burwood Group’s solution was designed with the organization’s key outcomes in mind: immediate communication, increased efficiency, and improved patient outcomes.
An effective training program for all resources within a three-month timeframe
Collaboration and adoption across the organization
A successful transition into the new tower
Over 980 nurses trained
Over 450 interventional and imaging staff
Over 600 support and other clinical staff
Over 300 ambassadors trained to give tours and get staff acclimated to space
Increase of 18% on quietness level on units that moved
Increase of 6% of staff responsiveness on transferrred units