Harris Health System, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital

Third Floor Laboratory Renovation

Following a study of the clinical lab in which HERA provided a current state analysis and future state ideal flow diagram, Harris Health is renovating the laboratories on the third floor of the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. The renovation will provide a more open, adaptable, efficient and organized sample and materials flow throughout the clinical laboratory.

Project goals are wide ranging:

  • Accommodate future annual volume growth, including new tests
  • Provide increased operational efficiency and organized sample and material flows
  • Allow for future automated equipment
  • House an increased number of non-hospital pathologists
  • Increase employee safety and security
  • Improve overall workplace environment through improved ergonomics, rightsizing of workstations and a more aesthetically pleasing laboratory

The current lab is compartmentalized with small, enclosed areas that limit the lab’s ability to grow and adapt to changing technology. Lab functions are fragmented, hindering efficient flow of specimens and materials. The recommended concept phasing plan establishes proper adjacencies and expands the currently congested anatomic pathology group.


Houston, Texas


10,840 net square feet


Current state flow analysis, laboratory planning and design, equipment planning