Children's Hospital of Illinois at Saint Francis Medical Center (OSF)

Modern health care facilities are supported by sophisticated systems for vertical transportation. Open around the clock, hospitals demand fast and safe movement of people in an environment that must be sensitive to both technological and human needs.

Year 2010
Location Peoria, Illinois, USA
Solutions 4 KONE EcoSystem™ passanger elevators, 1 KONE EcoSystem™ bed elevator, 5 KONE EcoSystem™ service staff & patient elevators, KONE E-Link™ monitoring system, and KONE Care™ maintenance service

Best in care all around

Children's Hospital of Illinois, a hospital within a hospital, is the majority of an eight-story building that offers comprehensive health care to children on the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center campus in Peoria, Illinois. 

Open around the clock, hospitals demand fast and safe movement of people in an environment that must be sensitive to both technological and human needs.

A complete approach

The nature of the facility introduces challenges when planning vertical transportation systems. Medical equipment is big. Common surfaces and finishes must be durable and easy to clean. 

We custom-designed a bed elevator with a capacity of 5,000 kilograms, and is accessed by a two-speed center opening for rapid entry. With platform space of more than 9 square meters, the bed elevator can easily accommodate a gurney, medical personnel and multiple pieces of equipment. Accurate leveling of the elevator and the landing floor also improves safety, comfort and ease of use, especially important when transporting patients. 

As part of a campus served entirely by our maintenance, the new building benefits from our Modular Based Maintenance™ (MBM) solution. This service takes into account the hospital’s numerous technical characteristics and customer-specific requirements. 

We have highly trained service technicians available 24/7 to solve problems before they lead to downtime. 

All of our equipment at OSF Saint Francis and Children’s Hospital is connected to facility security systems as well as to KONE E-Link™, an advanced monitoring system that provides real-time information on the status of elevators and statistical reports on performance.