Chicago, IL

Rush University Medical Center 


Perkins & Will

Project Duration

26 months

Electric Contractor

Gibson Electric 

Exterior view of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago

Value Delivered

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.

Client Objectives

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

Gibson Electric 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.


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.

Client Background

This 840,000 suare foot hospital, named "the tower", has 14 stories, a basement, and a mechanical penthouses.