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A little more than five miles west of the campus is Citadel Mall, where a shuttered JCPenney had fallen victim to Amazon and rising real estate costs. The mall's developer offered to cover half of the $32 million renovation costs if MUSC leased the 126,000-square-foot space for $2 million per year. Sold. MUSC signed the deal in late 2017 and began transforming the space into a large diagnostic imaging center, multidisciplinary physician clin- ics, a muscular skeletal institute and a surgery center with two ORs and two procedure rooms. The renovation was completed on Thanksgiving Day 2019 and the West Ashley Medical Pavilion opened its doors to patients on Dec. 30. "I gave our team a little over four weeks to operationalize a building of that size and magnitude," says Mr. Crawford. "And they did it. It took a lot of long nights and working almost every weekend, but we achieved a seamless opening in a little over a month." The project highlights several themes you'll notice throughout this issue, our annual look at how to reinvent existing spaces or lay foun- dations for successful new builds: creative thinking, planning for future growth and innovation, and smart designs that emphasize patient-centered care and staff satisfaction. For example: • Creative designs. The box-shaped shell of the former JCPenney served as an ideal blank canvas in which architects and interior designers retrofitted patient care areas off a straight-line corridor that runs down the center of the space. The hallway is roughly 100 yards long, so the designers included football yardage markers to help patients navigate the space. Looking for the surgery center? Head down to the 25-yard line and cut left. A pair of escalators in the center of the store filled a large atrium under a massive skylight. The escalators were removed, but the sky- F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 5

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