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Healthcare Construction Reimagined

W.E. O'Neil's healthcare construction expertise spans from new construction of major hospitals to renovating clinics and procedure rooms in operating spaces. Meet our team and learn about a few of our recent healthcare project success stories below.

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Delivering Healthcare Spaces Across the Country

W.E. O’Neil has built and renovated countless healthcare projects throughout the United States. From large new hospital facilities to intricate renovations, our team approaches healthcare construction with the expertise and lessons learned to ensure efficient and seamless projects, ultimately resulting in spaces that promote well-being and save lives.

Through our work delivering complex healthcare spaces, we’ve had the opportunity to work with many of Chicago’s most prominent health systems, as well as numerous systems across the U.S. Key clients include: RUSH University Medical Center, The University of Chicago Medicine, Northwestern Medicine, Advocate Aurora Health, AMITA Health and Kaiser Permanente, among others.

Meet our Chicago Region’s Healthcare Leader

W.E. O’Neil’s healthcare market sector leader in Chicago, Kevin Mraz, has expertise in overseeing and delivering complex projects for clients throughout Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

Kevin leads W.E. O’Neil’s Special Projects group in the Chicago region and is an expert in nimbly delivering medical spaces on fast-track schedules.

Kevin and his team work together to provide unique, creative solutions to W.E. O’Neil’s healthcare clients, allowing them to focus on what’s most important: their patients and staff.

Recent Healthcare Solutions

Operating Efficiency at RUSH University Medical Center

For the build-out of a procedure room at RUSH University Medical Center’s main hospital tower, speed to market was the driving force behind W.E. O’Neil’s approach. The operating hospital space, which we renovated to incorporate new Canon imaging equipment, needed to be off-line for as little time as possible in order for the hospital to continue serving patients effectively.

Our approach to successfully deliver the new space in less than six weeks included extensive preconstruction planning. This included early procurement of specialty MEP equipment and finishes, as well as leveraging relationships within the subcontractor market to quickly engage key trade partners for the project.

Learn more here about our experience building for RUSH University Medical Center.

Developing a Union Healthcare Program

Throughout the Chicagoland area, W.E. O’Neil’s team has been a key player in delivering the Union Wellness Coalition’s new distributed healthcare program for its members. In a design-build partnership with Gensler, we built six new wellness clinics throughout suburban Chicago. The clinics, each of which includes exam rooms, medical laboratories and wellness education spaces, are intended to provide more localized care for trade union members in their communities.

Learn more about the program here.

More information on our approach to healthcare construction, as well as additional project experience, can be viewed here.

Let’s Work Together!

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