A $74 million three year renovation and construction project for Highland Park Hospital will start later this year adding 45,000 square feet of new space while maintaining the same number of beds, according to a report in the Daily Herald.
The primary beneficiary will be the areas of maternity care, surgery and radiology, according to a story in the Lake County News Sun. A portion of the hospital, originally erected in 1917, will be rebuilt. Much of the new construction will fill in space between existing buildings.
“Some parts of this campus are quite old,” Jesse Peterson Hall, president of NorthShore Highland Park Hospital said in the News Sun story. “We are rapidly coming up on a century of serving the community. We haven’t done much work in a long time, especially in the areas of surgery and radiology.”
The initial work this year will be internal remodeling, according to a report on BND.Com. The number of beds, 149, will not change. Operating rooms will be added and maternity ward will be made more efficient. New construction will start next year.
The proposal is set for approval by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board April 22, according to the Daily Herald.