How Construction Data Creates a Seamless Handover for Arkansas Children’s Hospital to Operate on Day One

Arkansas Children’s Hospital opened a new freestanding children’s hospital in February 2018. The state-of-the-art pediatric care facility in Springdale, Arkansas, provides care for over 200,000 children in the region. The new building, Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), has 233,000 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, diagnostic and surgical services, and clinical space. The campus includes nature trails and gardens for patients and their families, as well as a helipad and refueling station for intensive care transports.

To ensure a smooth transition from construction to handoff, the hospital wanted to have a fully-populated computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) on day one to empower the facilities management team with the tools needed to start building operations immediately.