About the project
|Size||33,050 SF Renovation | 6,950 SF Expansion||Location||Joliet, IL||Firm Role||Planning | SD | DD | CD | CA||Cost||$4.4M|
Experiencing 4-hour wait times in their Emergency Department, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center tasked PFB Architects to develop a multi-phased renovation and expansion plan, to include 12 treatment rooms, 3 triage rooms, 2 nurse stations, and a new 64-slice CT Scan, with the goal to improve patient flow and staff efficiencies while enhancing patient care. The design team reconfigured Triage, Fast Track, and Registration / Waiting through the implementation of bed-side registration and the addition of an adaptable “peak period expansion zone” to include an 8-bed treatment bay. To further enhance staff efficiencies, creative design solutions also included planned areas at strategic locations for additional supply carts.