The people behind our patient move

The MCH patient transfer group is made up of 24 team leaders from across the hospital. Each team leader represents a specific department or service at the MCH and they all come together on a monthly basis to plan every aspect of the patient move. Mike Shebib from Health Care Relocations helps guide the team, along with Barbara Izzard, senior advisor of MCH Redevelopment. The group’s main goals are to maintain patient safety, minimize operational downtime and mitigate all risks. In order to do so, the team must oversee everything from the ambulance route to the number of volunteers needed to ensure a successful move.