Since 1988, The Korte Company and Anderson Hospital have partnered on nearly 30 major projects that accounted for more than 340,000 square feet of healthcare construction. In early 2017, The Korte Company began working with Anderson to facilitate the approval process and develop plans for a new facility located on their new Goshen Campus in Edwardsville, Illinois. This project was the first facility built under the Madison County’s I-55 Development Code for the City of Edwardsville and the Village of Glen Carbon and required more than six months of community review and a coordinated effort with the city to masterplan the entire site for new infrastructure in support of the new campus facilities.
Once the masterplan for the Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the site was approved, The Korte Company worked with Anderson Hospital in association with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Pediatrics to deliver an 18,331-square-foot Design-Build ambulatory surgery center and pediatrics’ clinic to be operated by SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
The ambulatory surgery center features an outpatient surgery center with pre-operation prep rooms, two operating rooms, a post-anesthesia recovery area and a procedure room. The facility was designed with future growth in mind allowing for an increase in the number of operating rooms and associated supporting functions. The facility also includes flexible exam rooms, a sound booth room, allowing for audiology services to be performed on site as well. Laboratory services and medical imaging using X-ray are also available within the facility.
Site elements include a new entrance drive, parking lot, monument sign, a water detention area, walking paths, dumpster enclosure, emergency generator, O2 tank and screen walls. The structure is a steel-framed building with brick veneer, metal panels, and a low slope single-ply membrane roof.
Keith Page, Anderson Hospital’s president and CEO, stated, “Anderson Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital have a longstanding relationship that has enhanced pediatric services in Madison and our surrounding counties.” He also added, “There’s nothing like this in southwestern Illinois.”