Happy Memorial Day !

As we get closer to real summer weather, the crews are making solid progress to finish the Care Center additions.  Outside you’ll notice the structural steel going up in the kitchen/entry way area, more siding going up on the Care Center additions and the concrete foundations are in for the hospital addition in the back.

Kitchen/Entryway structural steel

Kitchen/Entryway structural steel

Kitchen/Entryway structural steel

Kitchen/Entryway structural steel

Care Center siding

Care Center siding

Hospital addition foundations

Hospital addition foundations

Hospital addition foundations

Hospital addition foundations

Resident room flooring ready for installation

Resident room flooring ready for installation

Hallway

Hallway

Demo

Demo

More siding and structural steel

The crews are busy on the exterior of the Care Center additions putting up siding and erecting structural steel in front to the new entryway.  Inside the ceiling tiles are being installed, but if you notice in the below picture, quite a few are “custom cuts” to include light fixtures, sprinklers, smoke detectors, call lights, cameras and air vents.  In the mechanical mezzanine, one of the new air handlers is up and running, providing air to the new Care Center additions and existing Care Center.

Care Center siding progress

Care Center siding progress

Steel erection at the new entry

Steel erection at the new entry

Steel erection

Steel erection

Exterior progress for new entry

Exterior progress for new entry

Steel erection progress at the entry way

Steel erection progress at the entry way

Ceiling tile installation with devices

Ceiling tile installation with devices

Air handlling units

Air handlling units

Mechanical mezzanine progress

Mechanical mezzanine progress

We have siding !

It’s not much yet, but a small sampling of siding was installed this past week and gives a glimpse into what the new exterior will look like.  The concrete crews were busy pouring the footings for the hospital addition and the ironworkers have been setting steel for the new entryway.  Crews continue to put in ceiling tiles in the hallways and resident rooms, the resident’s bathroom’s got their mirrors, and the mezzanine now has its’ permanent lighting. It’s always amazing to see how much low voltage cabling goes into a healthcare facility; nurse call, computers, media, fire alarms, wonder guards, etc.

Siding starting to go up

Siding starting to go up

Structural steel at entryway

Structural steel at entryway

Structural steel for new entryway

Structural steel for new entryway

Low voltage cabling

Low voltage cabling

Low voltage cabling

Low voltage cabling

Ceiling tiles being installed

Ceiling tiles being installed

Mechanical mezzanine gets permanent lights

Mechanical mezzanine gets permanent lights

Footings for hospital addition

Footings for hospital addition

 

 

Admin offices being demo’d and patient wing sitework

This past week progress included demolition of the administration area, ceiling tile grids and tiles being installed in the new resident rooms of the Care Center, more underground pipe for the new entryway and sitework in the back for the new patient wing.

Patient wing sitework

Patient wing sitework

Underground piping

Underground piping

Ceiling grid and new tiles

Ceiling grid and new tiles

Mechanical mezzanine stairs

Mechanical mezzanine stairs

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Demo/renovations admin

Demo/renovations admin

 

Kitchen and Entryway Footings and Foundations Poured

Outside, the new kitchen/dining area and new entry area are taking shape as the footings and foundations have been poured.  Inside the Care center additions, the rooms now have sinks.  Progress continues inside the mezzanine; new shiny ductwork is being installed to make sure the building stays comfortable.

Kitchen/dining area footings and foundations

Kitchen/dining area footings and foundations

Resident room sinks

Resident room sinks

ductwork

Ductwork

Ductwork

Ductwork

Hallway - shoring to hold up existing ceiling

Hallway – shoring to hold up existing ceiling

New doors being installed in Care Center

I see some doors are starting to be hung in the Care Center.  Inside work continues on the two new additions, mezzanine and crews are jack hammering out parts of the old concrete floor in the transition are between the old Care Center and new areas.

New doors

New doors

A lot of piping and duct work goes above a ceiling grid

A lot of piping and duct work goes above a ceiling grid

Demo and new construction

Demo and new construction

Floor demo

Floor demo

Mezzanine progres

Mezzanine progres

Concrete forms for next addition

Concrete forms for next addition

Goodbye blue additions …Hello new siding

The crews have started to side the “blue” additions.  Should see the final look shortly.  The crews are busy outside again putting in new foundations for the hospital addition.  Inside the flooring tiles in the resident bathrooms are being installed.

Getting ready for the new siding

Getting ready for the new siding

new hospital addition foundations

new hospital addition foundations

New footings

New footings

Flooring tile

Flooring tile

Ceiling grid installation

Ceiling grid installation

Building transition area

Building transition area

We have paint ! We have shower fixtures !!

The painting crews have been busy painting in the new Care Center addition, plumbers now have shower heads installed in the showers and baseboards in the residents rooms.  The Administrator and office staff have an up close view of the earthwork crews starting their spring time excavation for the next phase; and you thought your job has distractions ??

Paint in the hallway of new Care Center addition

Paint in the hallway of new Care Center addition

Baseboard heat being installed

Baseboard heat being installed

Mezzanine duct work progress

Mezzanine duct work progress

Great news...your office has a window...

Great news…your office has a window…

Earthwork is resuming in the spring

Earthwork is resuming in the spring

Excavation resumes

Excavation resumes

Staff and Residents tour the southwest Care Center addition

Last week, Boldt’s Superintendent and foreman lead tours for the CCNSHCC staff and residents through parts of the new southwest Care Center addition to see the progress; a lot of final taping, mudding and sanding of the sheetrock.  The staff was able to see a “pass-through” cabinet on the new rooms.  The shiny new duct work in the mechanical mezzanine was uncovered.

Pass-Through cabinet

Pass-Through cabinet

LPN and resident on tour

LPN and resident on tour

Viewing windows are open again for staff and residents to watch the progress

Viewing windows are open again for staff and residents to watch the progress

New duct work

New duct work

New duct work

New duct work

some interior demolition

some interior demolition

We have a new logo !

We are now officially North Shore Health, as of April 1.  Well to be official it is – Cook County Hospital District doing business as North Shore Health, but North Shore Health is much shorter!  To celebrate the new logo and the new beginning, a group photo was taken to commemorate the moment near the building’s southeast addition. 

NSH celebrates new logo

NSH celebrates new logo