Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

  • October 10, 2019

    On October 10th, Healthcare Project Executive Jason Fox and Lean Guru Andreas Phelps presented with Todd Henderson of Boulder Associates at the Kaiser Permanente 2019 Preferred Provider Symposium. Our presentation tackled the “Encouraging a Lean Culture” theme from both a design and construction perspectives. The presenters introduced Agile and Lean approaches, provided tools and how to use them, and shared examples and proofs of where this approach has worked in the past.


    1. Design is a different animal from construction, but the two are joined at the hip.
    2. Agile offers tools that are better for design and integration with builders.
    3. Understand how to:
      -Select the right mix of approaches
      -Utilize them in the best way
      -Optimize the potential of Target Value Delivery

    For more information on Lean and Agile Principles and how they can help achieve Target Value Delivery, please contact Jason Fox.

  • April 27, 2018

    Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans. XL is committed to supporting American Heart Association in their research, education, and community outreach programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Hard Hats with Hearts event on April 12, 2018 raised more than $1.4 million!

    And we plan to stay involved; Alan Laurlund is serving as one of the Hard Hats Chairs for next year! We are looking forward to it! 

  • January 5, 2018

    The new Behavioral Health Center at El Camino Hospital is just part of their larger, multi-million dollar campus upgrade. Find out more about the expansion in the Los Altos Times Crier article.

  • December 9, 2015

    XL’s SVP Alan Laurlund, with a host of other experts in healthcare facilities, sat on a panel at the Biznow Future of Healthcare event in November to discuss how the focus on meeting patient needs is shaping the future of the industry.

    >> Read the full story from Biznow.


  • April 21, 2014

    El Camino Hospital has selected XL to build its new Behavioral Health Services Building, a two-story, 52,000+ s.f. facility at their Mountain View campus. With a goal of LEED Gold certification, the new Behavioral Health Services Building at El Camino Hospital promises to be a true space for comfort and healing.

    The facility will offer 36 beds and both inpatient and outpatient services. “We are excited to be able to provide expanded behavioral health services to our community through this state-of-the-art building. It will provide a therapeutic environment that promotes wellness and recovery, demonstrating dignity and respect for patients, and through LEED certification, it also demonstrates a commitment to sustainability,” says Michael Kay, Senior Director, Facilities Development and Real Estate at El Camino Hospital. “El Camino Hospital selected XL Construction because of the experience and capabilities their firm and key personnel bring to the project. We are looking forward to working with them as they provide not only general contracting services, but preconstruction, design-assist, and design-build services as well.”

    “We are thrilled to be a part of the El Camino/WRNS Studio team, bringing this much-needed facility online to serve the Silicon Valley community and beyond,” says Alan Laurlund, XL’s healthcare market segment leader.

    Working closely with architect WRNS Studio, XL will help move the project through design and into OSHPD this year, with a ground breaking planned for 2015. The facility is expected to be ready to receive patients in late 2017.