Allina Health Central Laboratory
One lean lab.
Hundreds of lab techs used to work in up to 12 labs scattered across Allina Hospital’s Minneapolis campus. Now they work in one location – a 75,000SF central lab that handles a range of medical testing. Blood work. Microbiology cultures. Pathology biopsies. All efficiently and safely tested in a flexible, sustainable and centrally-located space. We applied Lean Six Sigma principals and the Green Guide for Healthcare when designing the space. The result is a lab so effective, the cost per test has decreased. With day-lit break areas and flexible benching stations, employees report feeling healthier and happier in the new space.