Command centers are no longer just for airports and the military. Healthcare systems across the country are implementing them at a rapid pace to drive efficiency, protect revenue, and enhance patient safety and satisfaction. Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest healthcare providers in the Midwest, launched its state-of-the-art Patient Command Center in March of 2019. Serving as Advocate’s air traffic control tower for hospital bed management, this state-of-the-art, centralized hub allows the health system to manage the safe and timely placement of patients across 3,500 beds, a total that will grow in the coming months. This session will talk about the Command Center journey from planning to implementation and will share best practices learned along the way.