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Northwest Health - La Porte

La Porte, IN

The new 200,000-square-foot, 84-bed acute care hospital replaces the community’s aging facility and aligns stylistically with other facilities within the CHS network. In addition to inpatient services, the new hospital also houses emergency services, outpatient surgery, cardiovascular services in a heart center setting, critical care, orthopedic services, and birthing & family care services, prioritizing the patient experience, staff satisfaction and overall delivery of care.

An attached Central Energy Plant provides chilled water, hot water, and steam services for the facility. Approximately 1,400 tons of cooling is provided incorporating high-efficiency centrifugal chillers. Fully condensing dual-fuel boilers are provided for heating. A state-of-the-art Building Automation System is used to control and monitor the HVAC and electrical systems.

In addition to providing 1,250 kW of emergency power for electrical needs, our electrical design provided for prolonged outages and emergency cooling. The facility is fully sprinklered and the design allows for the facility to be converted into a high-rise should a vertical expansion be incorporated.


2 Green Globes

Building Automation System to control and monitor the HVAC and electrical systems.

Project Highlights:

The full-service acute care community hospital inpatient services include emergency services, inpatient and outpatient surgery, cardiovascular, critical care, orthopedic, birthing and family care, and ancillary support.


200,000 SF




Gresham Smith





New Hospital