FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9/28/2009 7:00:00 PM
9/28/2009 7:40:59 PM
With expanded emergency care, Northwest Community begins moving into new addition
Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights expanded its Emergency Department last week as it completed a move to occupy the entire first floor of the new South Pavilion. The other floors of the new eight-story hospital addition are scheduled to open on May 1, 2010.
“This is an important milestone as we enter the move-in phase of our new building,” said Bruce Crowther, hospital president and CEO. “The success of the Emergency Department’s move on Sept. 23 was the result of many months of planning by 30 departments and hundreds of employees.”
With the shift into new space, older sections of the Emergency Department will now be renovated for more advanced patient care. The reconstruction work over the next two years includes an expanded Pediatric Emergency Department. The entire project, enlarging the Emergency Department by more than 50 percent to 36,000 square feet, will be completed in August 2011.
Northwest Community Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in the northwest suburbs, treating more than 200 patients each day. When complete, the new Emergency Department will have the capacity to serve 90,000 patients a year in a family-centered environment while featuring a full spectrum of the latest technologies.
The South Pavilion, which faces Central Road, is part of the hospital’s most ambitious redevelopment initiative in its 50-year history. The new building will feature 200 private rooms, a state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit, specialized units for surgical and cancer patients, and new facilities for expectant mothers and newborns. The South Pavilion will set new standards in patient care, comfort and healing, having been designed specifically around the needs of patients and their families.