Alton Memorial Hospital

McGrath & Associates Renovating Elevators at Alton Memorial Hospital & Barnes-Jewish Hospital


McGrath & Associates has completed work on elevators at Alton Memorial Hospital as part of a $5.5 million BJC HealthCare elevator renovation and modernization project. McGrath also is renovating elevators at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. McGrath is the construction manager and general contractor for the design/build project.

At Alton Memorial Hospital, McGrath renovated four elevators and built a new elevator equipment room. Elevators are equipped with new geared-traction machines, controllers, elevator entrances, call buttons and lanterns.

McGrath also is renovating 13 elevators on the south campus of Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Renovations to the Central, East Pavilion and Rand-Johnson elevators include new cab interiors, controllers, entrances, hall buttons and lanterns. McGrath is installing new HVAC, electric and architectural elements in equipment rooms, and the existing geared traction drive machines are being refurbished. The Barnes-Jewish Hospital elevator project is scheduled for completion in late December 2017.

Elevator groups at both hospitals remain in service during the renovation project. McGrath follows strict safety protocol when working around elevator shafts, and implements isolation and infection prevention measures when working in occupied health care areas to ensure a clean and safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

Kenneth H. Lemp Elevator Consultant, Inc. provided the elevator survey and scope of work. The architect is VERVE Design Studio.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983.

The Korte Company To Begin Design-Build Project For BJC At Alton Memorial Hospital In Alton, Illinois


The Korte Company was awarded a 2-story, 42,166 square foot addition to the existing Medical Office Building ‘B’, located on the Alton Memorial Hospital campus in Alton, Illinois. The adjacent construction will occupy an existing parking lot, which will be removed. The anticipated construction is marked for early 2017 and is expected to be completed within the year.

The Korte Company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Highland, Illinois; Norman, Oklahoma; and Las Vegas, Nevada. The company manages, on average, an excess of $250 million in annual construction volume.

The Korte Company’s project expertise includes building for federal, state and local government agencies as well as the design and construction of healthcare facilities, medical office buildings, warehouse/distribution centers, religious facilities, commercial buildings, schools, recreation centers and office complexes.