Saint Joseph Medical Center Acute Care Hospital

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project at a glance

A three-level, 370,000 square foot, 210-bed acute care replacement hospital on a 40-acre greenfield site in Reading, Pennsylvania, this replacement hospital includes an emergency room, patient rooms with family sleep-in capabilities, and physician and staff common areas. 

The building is constructed of steel frame with concrete on metal deck structure on reinforced concrete spread foundation system. The basement, located under a portion of one of the patient care buildings, houses the chillers, boilers, pumps and electrical distribution equipment.  The exterior wall is predominantly precast concrete wall panels with punch and strip windows and accent areas of brick or simulated stone. The main elevation of the diagnostic and treatment building is an aluminum and glass curtainwall system. Canopies mark the three main entrances into the facility. 

The project also includes radiation and magnetic shielding, pneumatic tube system, food service equipment, loading dock equipment, laundry chutes, projection screens, residential equipment, wall and corner protection and toilet accessories, and hydraulic three- and seven-passenger patient transfer elevators.

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