We are hiring a Project Architect!

Trinity is a nationally recognized healthcare planning and architecture firm based near Columbus, Ohio. We are business planners, architects and designers dedicated to address the issues that challenge healthcare facilities today. We are currently looking for a self-motivated project architect with 6 or more years of experience to join our growing team. Revit, Sketchup and Healthcare experience is preferred.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning/implementation of projects.
  • Maintain and further develop client relationships.
  • Provide direction and support to project team
  • Proactively coordinate with clients, project team, consultants and contractors gaining their trust and confidence.
  • Inspire, develop, mentor, and lead the architectural design staff.
  • Provide technical expertise to ensure coordinated, high quality construction documents.
  • Serve as the “go-to” person for architectural detailing questions.
  • Oversee and manage production of construction documents.
  • Manage project resources, scope, schedule and budget.
  • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools.
  • Conduct CA activities including site visits, RFI responses, submittal and punch list reviews.
  • Leads in Live Design meetings.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:    

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Architectural License required
  • Bachelors Degree required; professional design certifications are highly desired.
  • Knowledge of architectural design concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Proven ability to function in all production activities from kick-off through close-out
  • Strong organizational skills, self-motivated, organized and effective under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task and accurately perform a variety of complicated tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup and Healthcare experience is preferred
  • Has 6+ years of experience.

Please send your resume, work portfolio and cover letter to atoombs@trinityhealthgroup.com.

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We are hiring a Designer!

Trinity is a nationally recognized healthcare planning and architecture firm based near Columbus, Ohio. We are business planners, architects and designers dedicated to address the issues that challenge healthcare facilities today. We are currently looking for a self-motivated designer with more than 3 years of experience to join our growing team. Revit, Sketchup and Healthcare experience is preferred.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develops and coordinates drawings and specifications including: Program Compliance; Code and Agency Compliance; Schedule Commitments; Product research and appropriate detailing that is constructible and meets the budget requirements; Quality of the drawings, specifications and all required deliverables.
  • Assist Project Architects in developing individual disciplines portions of a project task list or drawing list.
  • Provide input to the design and construction schedule.
  • Organize and direct the architectural or engineering team to execute the work in an orderly, timely, and coordinated manner.
  • Advises the Project Architect or Engineer when the drawings and specifications are complete and ready to be issued.
  • Provide support for any tasks required for the successful completion of the project.   .
  • Assist or leads in Live Design meetings.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:    

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Architectural License not required
  • Bachelors Degree required; professional design certifications are highly desired.
  • Ability to function comfortably, gain trust and deal effectively with a wide range of individuals including Clients, Consultants, Contractors and other project team members
  • Proven ability to function in all production activities from kick-off through close-out
  • Revit, Sketchup and Healthcare experience is preferred
  • Strong organizational skills, self-motivated, organized and effective under pressure
  • Have a minimum of 3 years of experience

Please send your resume, work portfolio and cover letter to atoombs@trinityhealthgroup.comtony

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital to open child psych unit

 

One of Trinity’s projects is in the news.

Click here to read in the Columbus Dispatch about the new 16-bed unit planned to open in December.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital plans to open an inpatient psychiatric unit in December.

It will be a first for the hospital and a step forward for what’s widely seen as a chronically underfunded pediatric behavioral-health system in central Ohio.”

Trinity is responsible for schematic design through completion of construction and confirmation of programming needs. Construction began in January 2014.

 

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Trinity Featured in Medical Construction & Design Magazine

 

The “perioperative” suite for Baptist Health Care. A five step process was consolidated into three (pre, post, pacu) using a single “perioperative suite.”  This suite has universal rooms for pre- and post-operative services. Photo credit Trinity Health Group

The “perioperative” suite for Baptist Health Care. A five step process was consolidated into three (pre, post, pacu) using a single “perioperative suite.” This suite has universal rooms for pre- and post-operative services. Photo credit Trinity Health Group

“During the planning process, much time was spent analyzing peak hours of use and trying to consider which facilities could expand or contract when needed. A business-centric design approach was used here to evaluate the possibility of creating a space that would flex with this growing/decreasing demand during daily census changes.”

Trinity Health Group’s Bob Gesing and John Chory have written, “Business-Centric Design” for the May/June issue of Medical Construction & Design. The article focuses on improving the bottom line on renovation and addition projects.

Improving the Bottom Line with Business-centric Design

The pressure on hospitals and health organizations to streamline operations and eliminate waste is more pressing in today’s economy than it has ever been before. The emergence of Process Excellence groups and Lean Six Sigma personnel have increased within healthcare organizations as hospitals try to cut waste and deliver care in a more efficient manner. With such strides being made among hospital staff, it begs the question if design professionals are making the same dedicated effort when they approach facility design. If hospitals are expecting a heightened level of dedication and innovation from their own staff, then this same approach should be evident in their consultants – an approach we call “business-centric design”.

Business-centric design is an approach which concurrently addresses a system’s strategy, operations and finances and their impact on the physical environment. A large component of this is design which address operational improvements and staff needs while maintaining patient satisfaction within beautiful facilities. We have seen time and again beautiful spaces which unfortunately did not address crucial operational and strategic goals and in the end were not beneficial at all. By considering all the constituent parts, the final space can be both beautiful and responsive to an organization’s bottom line.

Following are three examples of facilities that benefited from a business-centric approach. These are projects where an integrated look at the strategy, operations and long-term financial impact led to design decisions that have had positive and lasting impact on the system. Savings were made in processes, time, and energy but most importantly, the bottom line….”

For the full article click here: Medical Construction & Design. (Go to page 28 of the May/June issue.)

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Groundbreaking Ceremony

Exterior rendering by Smith Group JJR

Exterior rendering by Smith Group JJR

Genesis Healthcare System broke ground Saturday, May 11th on what will be the new medical center.  

The new center will be built on the Genesis-Bethesda site and will feature a new patient tower attached to a totally renovated Bethesda building.

The design team is a corroborative effort of Smith Group JJR/Trinity/Brian Addis Architects.

The project involves consolidation of all Acute Care services into the Genesis Bethesda Hospital with a new 160,000 sf addition which houses Emergency, Surgery, Central Sterile Processing, ICU and a Pediatric Nursing Unit.  A 260,000 sf renovation of the existing hospital and nursing units and a new 35,000 sf outpatient Cancer Center.

The new center will also include all private patient rooms and improved navigation.

Expected completion date is summer 2015. 

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Trinity in Healthcare Design Magazine

Healthcare Design Magazine

Healthcare Design Magazine

“There are organizations struggling to sustain themselves because they’ve invested substantial capital dollars in the wrong place and they’re saddled with long-term debt that has little chance of a return. With the proper use of planning levers, organizations can not only better sustain themselves in the long-term, but also grow and thrive.

Trinity Health Group’s Bob Gesing and John Chory have written a timely piece, “Planning for Greater Value,” in the April issue of Healthcare Design Magazine. The article focuses on the primary planning measures that can have a huge impact down the road.

“Industry uncertainty remains in this era of reform and recession, while the demand for healthcare services continues to grow as the population ages and medical advancements prolong life. Consequently, healthcare organizations are faced with a dilemma: how to address the need to expand, improve, and build new facilities in this environment. The answer is found in planning with a different perspective in mind.

Archimedes said: “Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the world.” The essence of leveraging is that a relatively small element, when properly applied, can have a huge and lasting impact.

While the planning and design of a healthcare facility represents only a small part of the overall cost of a building during its lifetime, if properly leveraged, these tasks offer an outstanding opportunity to move an organization into a better business-centered position. The key is to know where and how to place certain “levers” that can be beneficial to the trajectory of the healthcare system and prove profitable—even in a constantly changing environment.

Most would agree that proper planning has a beneficial impact on construction costs, but many may not realize that its impact extends much further. In most healthcare facilities, staffing, operations, and maintenance account for 75 percent of costs for the life of the facility; construction, equipment, and furnishings account for about 23 percent; and planning and design make up the remaining 2 percent.

When you figure that a project with a $25 million construction estimate actually costs a healthcare organization $100 million throughout its lifetime, then creating planning and design solutions that can maximize the value of staffing, operations, and maintenance becomes paramount. This seemingly small 2 percent can have enormous impact and added value over the lifetime of the facility.

During planning and design, the following seven levers should be used to move a facility in a direction to provide greater value…”  For the full article, head over to Healthcare Design Magazine.

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Hospital wait times matter

Doctors West Emergency Department

What we’ve known all along, is that Emergency Department design plays a crucial role in Emergency Department operations. So we were pleased to see reported in this article by Ben Sutherly in Sunday’s The Columbus Dispatch, that the two hospitals with the least amount of wait time: “That is from the time someone shows up in the department until he or she is in a room,” were two hospitals that we designed.  That same wait is typically less than five hours at Doctors Hospital in Columbus or at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark,” writes Sutherly.

To see the full article on local Emergency Department wait times, click here.

For more information on Emergency Departments click here.

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