Silver Cross Hospital

Operating Room Addition - Joliet, IL

Silver Cross Hospital


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The hospital was not able to perform new and developing procedures due to a limitation of O.R. size and technology infrastructure. An addition to the grade level surgical suite was decided to integrate two large O.R.’s, additional clean supply and equipment storage spaces adjacent to the existing surgical suite. Enhanced technology features allowing for remote viewing and data source input were also included.

When poor soil was discovered, the decision was made to utilize a unique helical pile foundation method to bring the project back within the project budget and schedule. Other site challenges included a major sewer pipe that was located below the addition and maintaining ongoing operations to the 10 existing operating rooms and core functions. The total addition square footage was 1,800.

(Project completed as Principal of Matocha Associates.)