Rush Oak Park Hospital – Emergency Department

  • area / size 22,000 sqft
  • Completed 2019
  • Type Hospital,
  • Anderson Mikos Architects transformed the Emergency Department at Rush Oak Park Hospital for patients in Oak Park, Illinois.

    Replacing the original emergency department that was built in 1969, Rush Oak Park Hospital’s new emergency department will be able to comfortably accommodate the estimated 40,000+ visits in the upcoming year.

    The new 22,000 square foot emergency services department includes an expansive triage unit, 22 private rooms, two behavioral health rooms and a decontamination room.

    The new patient waiting room features a wide fireplace, enlarged windows for natural lighting and a large photo of the original Oak Park Hospital.

    This project is LEED certified and houses a green roof, which features approximately 11,000 square feet of succulents. Nearly 92 percent of the debris collected from the construction of this project was recycled. The project was developed utilizing AMA’s Kaizen design process to eliminate operational wastes.

    Architect: Anderson Mikos Architects
    Photography: courtesy of Anderson Mikos Architects