HEALTHCARE : CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Children’s Hospital: Children Deserve the Best
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is one of the nation’s leading hospitals where more than 22,00 infants, children and adolescents have been admitted and more than 284,000 are seen annually at the hospital’s specialty clinics.
Children’s Hospital has been a client since the early 1990’s. The 12-story, 425,000 SF expansion tower for patient rooms, increased the 236-bed hospital to 294-beds with room for 72 more beds in the future. The new tower includes a large pediatric intensive care unit and an expanded Herma Heart Center.
The tower used composite steel construction. A plate girder system transferred column loads to allow a column free lobby area. Floors were designed to limit vibrations that could disturb patients.
Other projects completed for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin include the 7-story post-tensioned clinic building, the 5-story Corporate Center, various skywalks, and two 8 Level / 1,600 Car parking structures.
Location: Wauwatosa, WI