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Clinical staff played a significant role in designing Centegra Hospital-Huntley.

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The new $233 million, 360,000-square-foot Centegra Hospital-Huntley (Ill.) is scheduled to open its doors to patients Aug. 9, making it the centerpiece of a growing health care campus that serves communities northwest of Chicago.

Designed with input from physician nurses, the 128-bed hospital will include all private rooms in a state-of-the-art facility that features a modern, airy look that makes outdoor light a priority. Kahler Slater, Milwaukee, served as designer on the project.

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Centegra Hospital-Huntley features six private labor/delivery recovery suites and private newborn nurseries.

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“Centegra Hospital-Huntley is a state-of-the-art facility that will enable us to deliver innovative health to patients in our community,” says Sheila Senn, senior vice president and chief operating officer, in a special publication released by the health system on the new hospital.

The hospital will offer general medical and surgical services, an eight-bed intensive care unit, a 20-bed family birth center, six private labor/delivery/recovery suites, two C-section suites and private newborn nurseries.

Luxurious private rooms, spacious bathrooms, spalike amenities and comfortable in-room furniture are just some of the features of the family birth center. 

Each time a new baby is born, Brahms’ lullaby will play softly throughout the hospital, which continues a longtime Centegra Health tradition that celebrates births.

The hospital also will provide a full range of specialized services, including inpatient surgery and recovery, same-day surgery, two endoscopy suites, a Level II trauma emergency department (ED) and helipad for transferring critical patients, and a full range of diagnostics and imaging.

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The hospital will serve as a community health and wellness hub.

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It also will include a clinical laboratory, pharmacy and food service, including a casual café that provides the ability to order food via an app, and outdoor seating. A chapel will offer space for those seeking solace and privacy.

Patient convenience and privacy were top priorities in the planning process. Computers are located just outside patient rooms to allow nurses to monitor patients without disturbing them. Hotellike rooms for overnight stays by family and visitors are available.

Nursing teams requested flooring to reduce noise from foot traffic, carts and cleaning equipment. The communications system reduces overhead pages and announcements to promote a peaceful hearing environment.

The ED has space for clinical purposes only where family members are not allowed. Instead, family members can enter an emergency room through a separate door connected to the waiting area.

Centegra's trauma center ensures that needed doctors, experts and equipment are available 24 hours a day. Emergency medical services teams worked with the hospital to design an enclosed ambulance garage that protects patients and medical teams from bad weather.

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The hospital will offer general medical and surgical services.

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The hip and knee replacement center is modeled after the highly successful center at Centegra Hospital-McHenry (Ill.). Patients will receive physical and occupational therapy from a team of clinicians through the recovery process.

Children and families at Centegra Hospital-Huntley will have continuous access to care in a unit staffed by pediatricians from Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

The opening occurs about 2 1/2 years after groundbreaking in February 2014 and marks ongoing construction on the campus that dates to 2008. Centegra Health System purchased 110 acres of land in 2006 to develop the campus.

In 2008, the health system built a medical office building that houses Centegra Immediate Care, the Centegra Back and Spine Center, and Centegra Physician Care.

Also located on the campus, Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center is a 120,000-square-foot facility offering wellness programs, fitness classes and equipment and more to serve as the community’s hub for wellness and physical rehabilitation services.

In 2017 construction work is scheduled to finish on the campus’s second medical office building, which will connect to Centegra Hospital-Huntley. The facility will include doctors’ offices and an outpatient dialysis clinic.

In other health care facility news:

  • Work continues on a new $12.4 million, 26-bed unit expansion at the Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services behavioral health hospital in Cutlerville, Mich.

    The inpatient wing comprises up to 35,000 square feet of new space for the patient wing, 5,600 square feet for a contact center and renovation of 2,800 square feet of existing space. The new unit will accommodate adult and adolescent patients, depending on need.

    BWBR Architects, Saint Paul, Minn., is the architect on the project and Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals, Holland, Mich., is the construction manager. Completion is expected in the spring of 2017.

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