New Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Opens

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – The new Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is officially open. The state-of-the-art hospital, located at 1000 N. Westmoreland in Northern Illinois, has begun accepting emergency department patients. The new hospital is fully operational and functions as a leading Level 2 trauma center.

The facility now offers cutting-edge treatments and innovative clinical trials and will provide patients convenient access to world-class physicians with seamless access to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The new structure offers collaborative spaces for caregivers and staff, a reduction in ambient noise and improved control over indoor lighting in patient, visitor and staff areas. The hospital’s five interconnected pavilions provide an integrated foundation for inpatient and ambulatory care that includes:

  • 114 private inpatient rooms
  • 72 outpatient care spaces
  • 8 operating rooms
  • 106 clinic examination rooms

The hospital was designed for physicians and staff to take advantage of the resources of an integrated academic health system. For example, video conferencing for staff and real-time video sharing in the operating rooms are available to enhance collaboration and care for patients.

The Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest campus includes 116 acres of open space, with more than 7,000 feet of pedestrian and bicycle paths, nearly 700 new trees and a six-acre pond to support storm water retention and reduce area flooding.

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and Gensler collaborated on the design of the replacement facility. Turner Construction was the general contractor on the project.

Source: Northwestern Medicine.

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Posted March 7, 2018

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