ISHE Tour of Franciscan Health Crown Point – June 15, 2023

Franciscan Health

PatcraftJoin your fellow ISHE members for a presentation and an inside look at developments at Franciscan Health Crown Point.


  • Presentation: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT)
  • Tour: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT)
  • Happy Hour: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT)


  • Tonn and Blank Presentation: 2:00p CST: Jason Middleton, Vice President of Administrative Services (Franciscan Health) – opening remarks, need for replacement hospital, overall construction experience.Jon Gilmore, President & CEO (Tonn and Blank Construction) – Tonn and Blank overview (markets, services), introduction of project team.Jen Watts, Sr. Virtual Construction Manager (Tonn and Blank Construction) – the role virtual design and construction played in this project, BIM coordination, etc. Components prefabricated in our Off-Site Construction facility.

    Martin Roesli. Sr. Program Manager (Tonn and Blank Construction) – Program overview, site plan. Hand off to Kent Davidson.

    Kent Davidson (HOK) – brief overview of floor plans, stacking diagram.

    Jason Middleton (Franciscan Health) – guiding design principles, etc.

    Stasia Suleman (HOK) and Dene Nidiffer (Tonn and Blank Construction) – design inspiration, Owner’s goals.

    Scott (IMEG) – structural systems, MEP’s.

    Josh Schoon, Sr. Project Manager (Tonn and Blank Construction) – highlights of construction phase (self-performance, project stats, innovative solutions, etc.

  • Project Tour – 3:00p CST: Jake Wheeler, Director of Safety (Tonn and Blank Construction) – importance of keeping everyone safe, grab provided PPE gear. We’ll walk from this area to the project site. Splitting into two groups – group 1 will be more MEP/facilities focused.
  • Patcraft will then host a happy hour at Off-Square Brewing until 6:00 p.m.

Location: 12800 Mississippi Parkway, Crown Point, IN 46307

Tonn and Blank ConstructionDate: June 15, 2023

Thanks to our sponsors, Tonn and Blank Construction, Patcraft, and HOK!

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