MOUNT ST JOSEPH INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITY
PROJECT AT A GLANCE
Mount St. Joseph, Lake Zurich, IL, is a facility owned and operated by the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence (DSMP), a religious congregation known as the Guanellian Sisters. The Sisters spend their lives spreading the “Culture of Charity” as envisioned by their founder, St. Louis Guanella, a priest dedicated to serving the poor and disabled. His first ‘house’ was opened in 1886 – his work continues today at facilities such as Mount St. Joseph.
Mount St. Joseph is a not-for-profit intermediate care facility that is home to more than 125 women with developmental disabilities. In Mount St. Joseph, the DSMP has created an environment where these residents, age 23 to 85, are free to eat, sleep, pray, work, play and enjoy life.
Millworker and fabricator alike recommended Meganite as the most effective solution to renovate work surfaces in the reception/nurse station area, patient rooms/restrooms, kitchen and laundry and make them healthcare code-compliant.
All of these ‘heavily trafficked’, ‘high abuse’ areas were characterized by the need for work surfaces that were easy to clean, eliminated sharp edges, and were aesthetically pleasing.
General Contractor and congregation worked together to select color schemes and pattern choices from Meganite’s extensive product offering.
Those many needy people that receive life-sustaining services from not-for-profit organizations face an uncertain future throughout the country due to the steady reduction of services and funding. Meganite provided the perfect cost-effective solution: economical materials cost and exceptional longevity.