Today, Friday, Aug. 22, state and local dignitaries representing Illinois and Lake County joined Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital at the groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new hospital, which is slated to open 2017. More than 300 people attended the ceremony, including Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), Congressman Bradley Scott Schneider (D-IL) and Lake Forest Mayor Donald P. Schoenheider among several others.
The thoughtful design of the 160-acre campus integrates medical care with health and wellness through walking and biking trails as well as a new common area for community activity and enjoyment. The first phase of the project will be the development of the new healthcare facility. The new hospital will contain:
· 114 private inpatient beds
· 72 outpatient care spaces
· Eight operating rooms
· 483,500 square feet of new construction
The redesigned 160-acre campus will include:
· 116 acres of open space
· More than 7,000 feet of pedestrian and bicycle paths
The new Lake Forest Hospital will be a destination for health, wellness and civic enjoyment. The new state-of-the-art campus will provide patients with access to quality care, medical experts and exceptional service as well as a seamless pathway to Northwestern Medicine specialty care.
For more information about the new hospital, click here to see more information about the Lake Forest Campus Expansion Plan.