The IPD Team for Sutter Health’s St. Luke’s Replacement Hospital Selects vPlanner

The IPD team for Sutter Health St. Luke’s Replacement Hospital, a new 5 story acute care hospital, selected vPlanner to manage the project’s pull planning activities and track commitments.  The project will include 80 licensed beds, surgical and emergency departments, ICU, and urgent care units.  It is being designed and delivered collaboratively using Sutter’s Integrated Form of Agreement (the IFOA). 

vPlanner is being utilized to manage design and construction detailed pull plans and build the overall network of commitments for the project.  Key team members from HerreroBoldt, SmithGroup, Boulder Associates, key consultants, and trade partners are collaborating on the project.  Ghafari Management Services (GMS) is providing overall lean project management services, coaching on vPlanner, and is assisting the team in applying lessons learned and best practices from pervious highly successful Sutter projects including, among others, the Castro Valley Hospital and the associated Medical Office Building.