The USAFP team is proud to have been an essential part of the reopening of the Westlake Acute Care Facility in Melrose Park. Bulley and Andrews Construction called upon the USAFP team to partner with them on this project. The goal was to bring to life this existing hospital that has been closed since August of 2019 in order to care for COVID – 19 Patients. The team had a start to finish deadline of 21 Days. USAFP immediately responded to the call to action with a four-man crew within 48 hours.

Westlake Hospital
Image by Antonio Perez from the Chicago Tribune

The project consisted of inspections of over 40 systems within the 7-story hospital. Above all, safety was our first priority. USAFP did internal and external inspections of each system and found, replaced, or repaired any deficiencies. In addition, the crew also tested and repaired the operation on two fire pumps. Lastly, they flow tested the standpipes and coordinated alarm functional testing with Simplex Grinnell fire alarms.Westlake Acute Care Facility was completed ahead of schedule by two days. The completion of this project assures the fire safety for the healthcare professionals and patients who will be using this facility. Now the hospital has been turned over to the Army Corps of Engineers and may receive patients soon.

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