February 02, 2010
Hinsdale Village Board approves hospital modernization
Hinsdale – Adventist Hinsdale Hospital is moving forward with a $75 million project that will modernize its facility with all-private patient rooms.
“These improvements will help keep Adventist Hinsdale Hospital at the cutting edge of medicine,” said Adventist Hinsdale Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer David L. Crane. “Our patients deserve this investment in their community hospital.”
The project was designed based on input from neighbors, patients, doctors and staff and complements Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s high-quality patient care and technological advancements. The proposed changes add space and update the campus’s appearance while in keeping in character with the rest of the hospital and neighborhood.
“During our century-long partnership with the village of Hinsdale, we have grown from a sanitarium into a renowned community-based teaching hospital,” Crane said. “We have worked passionately to be a model for outstanding health care, while at the same time serving as a good neighbor and a valuable community partner.”
In addition to all-private patient rooms, the project also will result in new corridors that segregate patient and visitor traffic, updated nursing units and improved surgical suites, a new lobby and chapel, and convenient parking. The upgrades will improve staffing efficiency and help Adventist Hinsdale Hospital attract and retain the best possible physicians and nurses.
The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board unanimously approved the hospital’s Certificate of Need application; the Hinsdale Village Board approved the plan Feb. 1. Groundbreaking will take place in April and demolition in May so that construction can start in June. The project is scheduled to be complete in late 2011.
The modernization project will result in a total bed complement of 290 licensed beds. This is less than the current 342 licensed bed count, but appropriate for today’s patient-centered care model of treatment. An emergency helistop will transport patients requiring a higher level of specialized care. In addition, a new, easily accessible outpatient cancer center is planned on Ogden Avenue.
Additional project details and color renderings are available at www.AdventistHinsdaleModernization.com.