Elmhurst Hospital had a simple goal—they didn’t want it to feel like a hospital. Architectural design firms Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. and Pratt Design Studio, together with Korda/Nemeth Engineering were tasked with reimagining a new $450 million health care campus that incorporated high-tech, comprehensive care with a home-like appeal.
The result was an 866,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art acute health care facility redesigned for patient-centered comfort inside and out. The contemporary Prairie-style design included thoughtful details like libraries and kitchens, all with abundant natural light. Sloan products were the perfect fit for both the facility manager’s maintenance goals as well as the architects’ vision. In fact, Sloan products are prominent throughout the new hospital in the public and private patient restrooms, giving added value to the hospital system’s tagline, “Healthy Driven.”
*Interior photographs by Hedrich Blessing