Since 1959, Northwest Community Hospital's mission has been to offer exceptional medical care to the people of the northwest suburbs. As we move into the future, our vision is to combine world-class technology, clinical expertise and the compassion that only a community hospital can offer. We have developed an exciting plan to accommodate the community's changing needs.
Planned for the south end of the Hospital campus along Central Road, this eight-story structure will set new standards in patient care. Designed specifically around the needs of patients and their families, the new addition will feature a range of visitor amenities and all private patient rooms to enhance comfort and healing. The new patient bed area will increase the hospital’s staffed bed count from 410 to 488. The new building’s design encourages plenty of natural light and views of nature, and was planned with our mission of family-centered healing in mind. The project consists of 332,573 square feet of new and remodeled space, and will include:
Northwest Community Hospital is widely recognized as a leader in emergency medicine and annually serves more people than any other hospital in the northwest region. The new patient care addition will provide the community with an exceptional level of emergency care to serve 60,000 plus patients in need each year. The expansion and renovation will improve the functional and efficient care of patients. The goal is to:
When completed, the new and improved Emergency Room will include 8 triage spaces, 45 patient care rooms, 19,300 square feet of expansion on the ground level, and a more visible entry way. While the multiple triage rooms will allow for the most minor or non-acute patients to be treated efficiently and released, the rest of the design is based on a universal concept of care, meaning that “any patient can be treated in any space.” The Pediatric ER, especially designed for the comfort of children, will continue to be a part of the ER.
Watch for more updates on the New Patient Care Addition in the coming months here at the Northwest Community Healthcare website, or contact Blaine Krage, Media Relations Specialist, at 847.618.5516.