1. Ecoff, Laurie PhD, RN, NEA-BC
  2. Thomason, Tanna MS, RN, CCRN, PCCN


The work of moving into a new hospital does not end with construction. Planning a move must include preparing staff and physicians for the changes in their usual routines in care delivery. This bimonthly department expands nurse leaders' knowledge and competencies in health facility design and enables them to lead in transition planning for operations in a new setting. As editor of the Health Facility Design department, I asked the guest authors to describe their use of conceptual frameworks and change acceleration processes to ensure a successful transition to a new hospital tower.