Medical Lab Relocation Planning

Mercy Medical Center Location: Dakota Dunes, South Dakota Square Footage: 7,270 Construction Cost: 1,980,000
CRB provided the laboratory and equipment planning for the Dunes Medical Lab relocation. This is a 7,270-square-foot fit out of the second floor of a medical office building, which included relocation of the entire lab.


The Dunes Medical Lab operated in a converted office building for many years. The lab functions were fit into existing spaces instead of spaces created specifically for their use. 

CMBA Architects and CRB used a lean design process known as 3P (production, preparation, process) to create an efficient, state-of-the-art facility. The week-long 3P design event allowed teams to create and test potential designs. The goal of the project was to optimize flow and value to the patient by using lean tools and methods to “design out” waste from the start.

The lab functions include histology, cytology, microbiology and blood draw. There’s also a general lab that incorporates all current technology and has been designed to accommodate a Siemens clinical automation system.

Relocation of the lab facility into a nearby medical building shell space began in 2016. Construction was completed in 2017.

The staff members are more efficient in a smaller footprint while still planning for increased throughput, faster turnaround and greater service.

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