Rush University Medical Center
Mechanical & Electrical
300,000 square feet
Modernizing Clinical Areas and Utility, Technology Infrastructure
Salas O’Brien’s history with Rush University Medical Center began with the phased modernization of the 1970s-era central Atrium Hospital. Our services included engineering assessment and design to identify infrastructure corrective measures for code compliance and upgrades.
Our projects have since included a complete surgical suite renovation to create new operating rooms, endoscopy procedure rooms, and prep and recovery bays. We’ve also upgraded patient rooms and pharmacies and designed a new dedicated mother/baby unit with antepartum rooms, delivery rooms, procedure rooms, post-partum care, and a nursing room.
Our team has also designed a new emergency power supply system, air handling unit replacements, central energy plant steam and chilled water expansions, oxygen tank farm replacements, a nitrogen generator, and a complete overhaul of the telecommunications system. Due to space restrictions, the emergency power supply is more than a mile away from the Atrium and East Towers yet still meets the requirement to have life-essential power available within 10 seconds of a normal power failure.