Award of Merit - Health Care

The joint venture team of Mortenson/Tonn & Blank recently completed the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center project, located at the Edison Lakes Campus in Mishawaka, Ind.

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This $230-million replacement hospital centralizes services from two inefficient, aging facilities located in two parts of the city and is the latest showpiece for Trinity Health System.

Begun in October 2006, the project included construction of a 658,000-sq-ft hospital designed to promote safety, efficiency and healing in a soothing environment.

At the core of the new 90-acre campus is a large diagnostic and treatment center that includes the emergency department, observation units, imaging, diagnostic, surgery, cath/IR, interventional cardiology and conference areas.

In addition, a multi-story tower provides 254 in-patient private rooms and baths with a hotel-style atmosphere and same-handed rooms with infrastructure in identical spaces for increased staff efficiency and safety.

Physicians, staff and patients have quick access from the multi-story medical office buildings that connect to the hospital. A business center is available for patients and visiting family members.

The hospital followed the Green Guide for Health Care, a national self-certification program for healthcare construction, and is registered as a pilot project.

Key Players

Developer/Owner: St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, Ind.
CM: Mortenson/Tonn & Blank, Joint Venture, Mishawaka, Ind.
Architect: HOK, Chicago
Civil Engineer: DLZ, Indianapolis
Structural Engineer: HOK, Chicago
MEP Engineer: KJWW Engineering Consultants, Rock Island, Ill.