Rush University Medical
Center Transformation Project, Chicago, IL
A new technologically advanced healthcare facility; expert professional fit out; operating room electrical systems tailored to various vendors' differing requirements; specialized electrical work for laser technology; increased energy efficiency; highly sophisticated medical care for Chicago and its environs.
To build a new hospital designed to better support patient needs, as well as advanced technologies that will improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
This project required the services of an electrical contractor with advanced expertise in modern technological electronics and extensive healthcare experience. That's why this client chose Gibson Electric & Technology Solutions for its tenant fitout. As part of this scope, the company ran wiring from over 150 circuit breaker panels to branch equipment located throughout the building. In addition, the company put in the conduit for multiple special systems, including security and nurse call, as well as the cable trays required for low-voltage systems.
To complete this project, Gibson also oversaw installation of laser/isolation panels for 27 operating rooms, each of which had its own power system. After the operating room equipment had been installed, the company retrofitted the electrical system to accommodate various vendors' differing voltage, breaker, and other requirements. This included performing the specialized installation and commissioning process.
This 840,000 s.f. hospital, named "the tower", has 14 stories, a basement, and a mechanical penthouses. The first eight floors, called the "podium", feature the emergency department, non-invasive imaging, procedure suites, operating suites, labor and delivery rooms, and a neonatal intensive care unit. Floors 10 through 14 (the ninth floor is the mechanical floor) feature a butterfly-shaped building design that houses the acute and critical care patient rooms. This project is only a portion of a total campus renovation, called "The Rush Transformation", which is currently under way at the site.