Regional health care just got even better with the 2019 opening of the $243 million Franciscan Health replacement hospital, located on an 86 acre site in Michigan City, IN. This new 440,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility houses 123 private inpatient beds, as well as obstetric services, a cardiac program, inpatient rehabilitation and behavior health services in the main tower. In addition, there is an adjacent space for the hospital’s medical offices, as well as its robust outpatient services with cutting-edge diagnostic imaging equipment and the most advanced, life-saving innovations and patient amenities.
Draper provided both construction schedule development and construction monitoring services during all phases of this design-build project. Draper conducted bi-weekly update meetings during the construction phase, reviewing progress with the Owner, Franciscan Health, General Contractor Tonn & Blank, and all active Subcontractors. Near Term Schedules, detailed day-to-day implementation schedules derived from the Overall Project Schedule, were provided and served as the focal point of discussion during the update meetings. Construction of this complex facility was completed within two-and-a half years.