Johnson Memorial Hospital, to address growing population needs over the next decade, constructed a new, state-of the-art emergency/outpatient services facility and new, comprehensive rehabilitation center on the hospital’s campus in Franklin, IN. This recently completed $47 million project is the largest in Johnson Memorial Health’s history and redefines the campus. The two-story ED/Outpatient expansion to the hospital includes a 17,400 square-foot emergency department with a new ambulance drive and bay. The 33,000
square-foot outpatient services space offers radiology,
laboratory and wellness activities, wellness suite and room for future expansion and services on the second floor. A large, separate canopy-covered entrance provides smooth, safe patient access. McComas O’Donnell & Naccarato designed the two-story steel framing and concrete foundations with the ability to support a future third level. Our scope of work included extensive modifications to the interface with
the existing building as well as the physical plant which was necessary to mechanically accommodate the expansion. The new, free-standing 20,400 square-foot rehabilitation center, which opened in 2017, houses physical, orthopedic, pain management,
occupational and speech therapy/rehabilitation services and offices. The two story, free standing structure was designed as a medical office building and therefore did not need to meet the requirements of an institutional occupancy. The project team elected to utilize steel bar joist framing for the floor and roof construction as an economical solution. In an unusual set of circumstances, the new emergency wing, which was two weeks from completion, was opened as a much-needed COVID-19 response unit in April 2020 to mitigate the health crisis.