Gage Consulting Engineers have worked with Edward Hospital & Health Services for 10+ years, completing over 90 projects at various facilities. Some of these projects include the following…
New construction, renovations, tenant improvement & build-outs:
Various outpatient facilities
Renovation of Operating Rooms
OB & NICU Renovations
Upgrades and replacement of various facility equipment:
Replacement of (2) 750hp steam boilers
Conversion of chilled water distribution to primary & secondary piping with variable speed pumping
Replacement of (12) air-handling units
Replacement of (6) dehumidification units
Relocation & replacement of the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s switchgear equipment
Loretto Hospital – Emergency Dept. Chicago, IL
This project involved the remodeling of the existing 7,000 square foot Emergency Department and an 8,000 square foot addition. The mechanical work included three new air handling units, new variable air volume terminal units, digital controls and negative air systems designed for a large scale toxic event.
The electrical engineering portion of the project included relocating and replacing the electrical service to the hospital. Interior work included energy-efficient lighting fixtures and controls, nurse call systems and communications systems.
The main project challenges centered around keeping the electrical service and ventilation systems operational during the addition and remodeling portions of the project.
Loyola U. Health System facilities Chicago area
Portfolio of 100+ projects at various facilities of Loyola University Health System | on main LUMC campus and various outpatient buildings off campus
LUMC – Hybrid OR-10 LUMC - Maywood, IL
This project entailed the renovation of an operating room at Loyola University Medical Center to a hybrid surgical suite. This suite will have the combined capability of a neuro-angio room and a modern surgical room. Included in the project was the installation of new medical gases, process cooling, uninterrupted electrical power supply and equipotential grounding.
The hybrid suite straddles Building 103 and 107. The structure separating the two bisects the new space. Coordinating ceiling space between structure, medical equipment ductwork and piping posed the biggest challenge.
LUMC – Pediatric Oncology Center LUMC - Maywood, IL
E. L. Wiegand Pediatric Oncology Center
Loyola University Medical Center | Maywood, Illinois
The Wiegand Pediatric Oncology Center is an ambulatory facility where treatments (including infusions) are provided for pediatric patients. The design and interior selections were carefully selected based on the age group of the patients served. Each infusion area is equipped with a television to watch videos, art and craft materials and a video game station for the patients and/or families to use.
The mechanical and electrical systems for the Center are extensions of the existing systems. The HVAC equipment is supplied by the campus boiler / chiller plant. Electrical equipment is supplied from the Loyola distribution system.
Provena / Regional Cancer Care Ctr Prov. St. Joseph - Elgin, IL
Background | Description
This challenging project was for a 2-story cancer care center attached to an existing hospital. The new Infusion Suite (upper level) was designed to maximize patient comfort. The fourteen individual treatment stations include both private rooms and semi-private bays. The bays have sliding doors allowing patients to have privacy or interaction with each other when they desire.
The Radiation Suite (ground level) features two new linear accelerators, space for a future CT simulator, new exam and consultation rooms, nursing stations, administrative offices, staff laboratories and support work spaces.
The mechanical and electrical systems for the addition are stand-alone, with minor connections to the main building systems. Gage engineers provided complete MEP design and CA of these systems.
Challenges | Solutions
Technical integration and budget constraints were a top priority for this project. By working closely with the hospital’s equipment providers as well as the general contractor, this project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
For further photos & information, please visit the website of our architectural design partner for this project – Vasilion Architects www.vasilion.com
Riverside HealthCare Medical Center - Kankakee, IL