Bloodworks Northwest

Research Institute Strategic Business Planning

Bloodcenter Northwest’s (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center) growing research program has specialized labs focused on improving the lives of people with bleeding disorders, and those needing transfusions or bone marrow matches. In 2009, having achieved international recognition for contributions to transfusion and transplantation medicine, and outgrowing its current space, the Center faced a strategic facilities investment decision.

BERK worked with Bloodcenter Northwest staff and Board members to identify facility options and comparatively evaluate their financial impacts. We developed a financial model to assess trade-offs across multiple facility and staffing growth scenarios, and to determine key performance metrics. The Bloodcenter Northwest continues to use our financial model for evaluation of new initiatives and for monitoring the financial performance of its Research Division.