ANN ARBOR, Mich. - C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospitals have been ranked among the top 100 most innovative and inspiring infrastructure projects in the world by KPMG, the audit, tax and advisory firm.
KPMG International's second edition of the Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition – a comprehensive report showcasing 100 of the world's most innovative and inspiring urban infrastructure projects included just 14 projects in the U.S.
The publication provides a look into projects that make great cities, with a particular focus on the innovations that make them "Cities of the Future" – places where people want to live and do business.
The new hospitals opened in December 2011 and feature 1.1 million square feet in a 12-story inpatient wing and a nine-story outpatient wing.
As one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States, U-M's new facility enables staff to fulfill a commitment to providing newborns, children and pregnant women with the best health care possible.
The new hospitals include 348 beds, including 50 private maternity rooms and 46 private NICU rooms.
Each of the inpatient rooms in the new hospital is an approximately 300 square foot private room with a sleep space for an additional person and a large window with a beautiful view.
The Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital birth center is located within the children’s hospital, providing seamless care for mother and baby with a high risk pregnancy team, newborn intensive care team and pediatric subspecialists on site around the clock.
Incorporating many architecturally innovative and environmentally responsible features, the building was designed and built in accordance with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
In April 2012, the new hospitals were awarded LEED® Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, providing a prestigious third-party verification that our facility was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across several important evaluation criteria:
KPMG's Global Infrastructure Practice announced the list of projects July 3 at the World Cities Summit in Singapore.
The Infrastructure 100 includes 14 projects in the U.S.:
Ann Arbor, Mich., University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, (Healthcare).
Chicago, Ill., Exelon City Solar, (Urban Energy Infrastructure).
Chicago, Ill., Rush University Medical Center Transformation Project, (Healthcare).
Detroit, Mich., Detroit Works Project, (New and Extended Cities).
Honolulu, Hawaii, Kokua Wireless, (Communications Infrastructure).
Los Angeles to San Francisco, California High-Speed Rail, (Global Connectivity).
Miami, Fla., Port of Miami Tunnel, (Urban Mobility).
Monterey Peninsula, Calif., People's Moss Desalination, (Water).
New York, N.Y., World Trade Center Redevelopment, (Urban Regeneration).
New York, N.Y., +Pool, (Water).
New York, N.Y., East Side Access, (Urban Mobility).
Tennessee, Cisco HealthPresence, (Communications Infrastructure).
Tysons Corner, Va., Tysons Corner, (New and Extended Cities).
Yonkers, N.Y., Yonkers Schools PPP, (Education).
The projects showcased in the Infrastructure 100 comprise approximately 20 projects selected by independent judging panels of industry experts from five regions of the world, including: Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa. (KPMG had no involvement in the judging process.) Projects were then sorted into 10 project categories, including: Urban Mobility, Global Connectivity, Urban Regeneration, Education, Healthcare, Water, New and Extended Cities, Recycling and Waste Management, Urban Energy Infrastructure and Communications Infrastructure.
Five regional judging panels assessed hundreds of submissions on the following criteria: feasibility, social impact, technical and/or financial complexity, innovation and impact on society.
The complete list of the 100 projects can be viewed online at www.kpmg.com/infrastructure100.
To learn more about C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, visit www.mottchildren.org
To learn more about Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, visit www.umwomenshealth.org