Hinsdale – Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s new patient pavilion doesn’t officially open until April, but community members can get an exclusive “sneak peek” of the state-of-the-art space at the hospital’s “Friends & Neighbors Open House.”
Scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. March 25
at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, 120 N. Oak St., this event is free but advance registration is recommended. Click here
to register online or call 630-856-7525
The event includes:
- self-guided tours,
- a cooking demonstration by Jimmy Bannos from Heaven on Seven
- an appearance by the Veggie Tales, and
- a string quartet performance by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
“Since we started planning this project, there has been a groundswell of support and tremendous amount of excitement from our community,” said Michael Goebel, chief executive officer, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. “This open house is a unique chance for people to take a behind-the-scenes tour of our new space before it opens to the public.”
Other family-friendly activities planned for the event include a “build your own first aid kit” station and the opportunity to win a Big Green Egg smoker and grill.
Construction of the 100,000 square-foot pavilion began in 2010. The project was designed based on input from neighbors, patients, physicians and hospital staff and complements Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s world-class care and technological advancements.
Among the most notable changes:
- private patient suites including private bathrooms and space for overnight guests,
- updated nursing units,
- corridors that separate patient and visitor traffic for privacy,
- a new lobby and Calandra chapel,
- updated labor and delivery suites, including some with whirlpool tubs to promote relaxation,
- a new covered driveway on Oak Street providing easier access to patient services and registration
Each of the new private patient suites will feature a plasma TV, wireless internet access, comfortable rollout beds for family members, and oversized windows with beautiful views and plenty of natural light. Once the new space opens, the hospital will have 277 beds, reduced from the current licensed bed count of 342.
The pavilion is connected to the existing hospital, allowing for seamless patient navigation throughout. Each floor is divided into four “neighborhoods” that allow nurses to be a maximum of 50 feet from patients at all times.
“Our new pavilion strengthens the nurse-patient relationship by giving our caregivers easy access to patients at the bedside,” said Shawn Tyrrell, chief nursing officer, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. “The opening of this space represents the start of a new and exciting chapter in our hospital’s story.”
Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.
Media contact: Lisa Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org; 630-856-2354