Alexian Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital
Specialty electrical solutions effectively integrate state-of-the-art additions with existing hospital building
Alexian Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital (ABWCH) is a new, ground-breaking, state-of-the-art hospital located on the campus of St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates. At seven stories and 94,000 square feet, it is one of the largest hospital additions in the Northwest Suburbs.
Integrating the new building with the existing hospital while maintaining critical systems was one of the main challenges of this project. The fire alarm, life safety systems and the backup generator all had to be interfaced with no disruption in service.
Replacing the existing generator with a new 2,500 kW generator while keeping both on-line was no easy task. The service from Commonwealth Edison at 12 kVA took multiple distribution centers. Special aspects of the project included a redundant UPS system and a helipad on the roof.