MERCY HEALTH RIVERSIDE

MERCY HEALTH RIVERSIDE

Open in January 2019, Mercy health’s Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic–Riverside is a six-story, 194-bed regional tertiary referral hospital and a state-designated Regional Perinatal Center for an 11-county region in northern Illinois and a four-county region in southern Wisconsin. The facility includes a host of services for moms and babies, including 55+ pediatric specialists in 29+ different specialties, a 52-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Small Baby Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Pediatric Unit, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Services and Birthing Center. The adult inpatient services include Medical/Surgical, Intensive Care and Step-Down Intensive Care units, a Level I Emergency/Trauma Center, a host of hybrid technology and outpatient surgery services for both children and adults. The building also features a four-story specialty physician clinic.

JM Irrigation worked with Woodland Commercial to complete this amazing project that took us just over a year to complete (weather permitted of course). This irrigation installation included 159 zones including the rooftop plantings. Within those zones, we had 3,413 heads and 2.2 miles of wire.

Fun facts

  • 650,700 pounds (825 tons) of stone was installed on the campus, which is equivalent to 2,640,000 cans of soup.
  • The mosaic wall is made up of 181,366 1-inch tiles. If laid end to end, they would stretch 2.8 miles.
  • Workers laid over 14 miles of irrigation pipe.
  • 51,900,000-square-feet was painted, which is approximately 45 acres.
  • 1,114 trees, 4,282 shrubs and 9,850 perennials were planted.
  • The campus is encircled by 2.3 miles of walking paths.
  • 12,000 LED light fixtures were installed.
  • The campus boasts 1,274 parking spaces.
  • Over 4,200 tons of structural steel was used. This is equivalent to over 7.62 billion paper clips.
  • 20,938 cubic yards of concrete was used for foundations, building slabs, and site paving.
  • Over 2,000 employee/partners have spent 34,000 hours in training and education on the processes, procedures and new equipment at this facility.
  • 200 employee/partners have each spent over 200 hours on mock tabletop and live drills on how to safely and smoothly move patients between facilities.