Jump earns gold status for being “green”

Simulation center marks first year

As unique and cutting-edge as the medical training, research and development taking place within its doors, so too is the building that houses the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center on the campus of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

Jump announces today it was awarded LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. The certification is awarded based on green design and construction features considered to have a positive impact on the project and surrounding community.

Jump, which opened in April 2013, is one of only six buildings in Peoria – including Caterpillar’s Administration Building, the Caterpillar Visitor Center, the Peoria Riverfront Museum, and Bradley University’s Alumni Center and Westlake Hall – with similar status.

“Everything we do at Jump is to serve our patients and community,” said Matthew Warrens, Jump’s Executive Director of Operations. “Being a responsible community member means being committed to preserving the environment in which we live and work.”

Jump achieved Gold LEED certification based on several “green” credentials, including diverting 95 percent of construction waste from entering a landfill, using recycled or sustainable materials, reducing water usage and indoor air quality management.

The six-floor building houses a state-of-the-art virtual hospital, simulation training center, and research & development lab on the first two floors. In February, a new partnership was announced called Jump ARCHES, adding the expertise of the University of Illinois College of Engineering. Jump was estimated to have a $92 million impact over the first five years, according to a Bradley University economic analysis.

A collaboration of OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Jump has hosted more than 50,000 people for lectures, presentations, and hands-on training using simulation since opening. Learn more at jumpsimulation.org.

David Haney, Director of Strategic Communications, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria | 309.671.8404 | dhaney@uicomp.uic.edu
Shelli Dankoff, Senior Media Relations Specialist, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center | Children's Hospital of Illinois | 309.655.3897 | shelli.j.dankoff@osfhealthcare.org