Case study: Tailored elevator system keeps hospital traffic flowing smoothly

Children's Hospital of Illinois at OSF, Saint Francis Medical Center required an elevator system that could meet the demands for fast and safe movement of people and equipment throughout the facility.

By Healthcare Facilities Today
April 26, 2013

As the only full-service children’s hospital in Illinois outside of the Chicago area, the Children’s Hospital of Illinois at OSF, Saint Francis Medical Center, is a bustling healthcare provider. As such, the newly constructed eight-story building (completed in July 2010) required an elevator system that could meet the demands for fast and safe movement of people and equipment throughout the facility. 

Specialized KONE EcoSystem™ elevators were tailored to serve a number of requirements within the facility, but most notable is the custom-designed bed elevator. 

Designed specifically for this installation, the hospital’s bed elevator has a capacity of 5,000 kilograms and is accessed by a two-speed center opening for quick access. With platform space of more than 9 square meters, the bed elevator can easily accommodate a gurney, medical personnel and multiple pieces of equipment.

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