Hinsdale – More than 2,200 people got an exclusive “sneak peek” of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s new patient pavilion during a series of celebrations. The 116,000 square-foot, five-story pavilion officially opens in April.
Donors, friends of the hospital and other VIPs toured the state-of-the-art space March 21 at a dedication and ribbon-cutting event hosted by the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation. A crowd of more than 2,000 visited March 25 at the Friends & Neighbors Open House, which featured self-guided tours of the new areas, 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. Employees got their first look at the pavilion March 26 during a daylong celebration that also featured a blessing by the pastoral care department.
“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. “Hearing the ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ from the hundreds of community members, physicians and employees taking our behind-the-scenes tours made the wait worthwhile.”
Construction of the 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 in mid-April, the hospital will have 277 beds.
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.”
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