OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, Illinois. ©James Steinkamp / Cannon Design
The OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Illinois, Milestone Project is designed to promote a caring, healing environment for pediatric and adult services, while enhancing access and creating a patient-centric healthcare experience. The structure is a seven-story, 440,000-square-foot, 127-bed hospital addition connected to the existing Gerlach Building.
The addition houses three emergency departments, a main lobby and new front entrance, surgery and interventional procedures laboratories, a general pediatrics unit and an adult cardiac unit. Two helipads for patient transport are located above the mechanical roof.
The structural system consists of steel floor framing supported on steel columns to allow for large bay sizes and future flexibility. Wind and earthquake loads are resisted by a braced-core and steel moment frames. The building is supported on spread footings with a mat foundation utilized at the braced core.
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