CHICAGO, Ill. – Mortenson Construction has been chosen as the builder for Mercy Health’s new specialty women’s and children’s hospital and multi-specialty clinic building. The $485-million project broke ground this month, with both facilities scheduled for substantial completion in January 2019.
Mortenson will be the construction manager, working closely with architect and engineer AECOM.
The seven-story, 451,000-square-foot hospital and the five-story, 81,500-square-foot clinic will be built near the intersection of Illinois Interstate 90 and East Riverside Boulevard in Rockford, which is Illinois’ third-largest city. The new hospital will focus on specialty women’s and children’s medical services, intensive care for all ages, cardiac center and the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center. The multi-specialty clinic will house labs, physical therapy and other outpatient services, as well as administrative offices.
The new medical campus is located about 9 miles east of Mercy Health’s Rockford hospital, which will continue to offer emergency care, surgical services, outpatient behavioral health services and a cancer clinic.