Case study: Tailored elevator system keeps hospital traffic flowing smoothly

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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