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Bolingbrook Hospital Foundation Notice Of Change in Use of Funds
On April 26, 2007, the Bolingbrook Hospital Foundation (the “Foundation”), a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation, hosted a fundraising event, One Red Hot Night (the “Event”), to benefit Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital (the “Hospital”) and to raise money for the construction of a Pediatric Emergency Room at the Hospital.
It was anticipated that after opening the Hospital, the Hospital would develop and construct a Pediatric Emergency Room, which would include a full-service pediatric program and a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The impact of healthcare reform and expansion of Medicaid caused senior administration at the Hospital to evaluate the cost of developing a dedicated Pediatric ICU within the Hospital. The projected cost to build a dedicated Pediatric ICU was determined to require far more capital and cost than first anticipated. In addition, several of the other existing hospitals in the Hospital’s primary and secondary service areas operate excellent full-service pediatric programs, including the Hospital’s sister hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
The Hospital’s senior administration has determined that it would not be prudent to duplicate services and it has been decided the Hospital will not build a Pediatric Emergency Room. A prior posting on this website stated that the Hospital had proposed that the funds initially raised for the construction of a Pediatric Emergency Room be used to benefit the Hospital’s new service line – the Wound Care Center. After reviewing the data from the Wound Care Center, it was determined that very few children are receiving wound care center services. For that reason, the Hospital proposes that the funds raised for the Pediatric Emergency Room be used to support the Hospital’s Women’s Care Center, which is designed to provide comfort as newborns arrive. The entire 4th-floor of the Hospital is dedicated to maternity, accommodating 6 extra-large, private labor and delivery rooms and 2 Cesarean suites. We’re equipped with wireless fetal monitoring in all six labor and delivery rooms, soaking tubs, and state-of-the-art birthing beds and special beds for the little ones. In 2015, 915 births occurred at our center, and we treated 113 babies in our neonatal intensive care unit.
Accordingly, please be advised that the Foundation has determined that it is in the best interest of the community to allocate the funds raised in connection with the Event to support the Women’s Care Center at the Hospital.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Derek Cazeau at 630-312-6006.