Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, owned by Advocate Aurora Health, completed a four-year, large scale modernization project that added roughly 230,000 square feet to its facility and renovated additional areas totaling 150,000 square feet.
Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) provided civil engineering services for the $200 million expansion project that included a new bed tower, loading dock reconfiguration, new central plant, and relocating the ring road on the north side of the campus. South of the facility, a new main entrance loop and canopy prompted the reconfiguration of parking lots, rerouting of the main ring road, water and sewer main improvements, and reshaping the existing four-acre detention pond.
A series of three, interconnected medical office buildings on the west side of the Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital campus experienced flooding due to grading issues and overflow from nearby farm fields. EEA devised a solution to redirect the water around the buildings that entailed utilizing and connecting to the storm system designed for the modernization project.
EEA’s scope on the modernization project also included the design of an 80,000 gallon, above-ground tank and a new 8” watermain connecting the new tank to the pump house and underground reservoir. EEA also made recommendations for a replacement lift station pump to serve the future needs of the facility following the completion of the modernization project.