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2013


Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Campus Modernization Received Certificate of Need Approval

Barrington, IL - Today the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved the Certificate of Need application for the Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Campus Modernization by a vote of 7-0. 


“This is an exciting time for our community as we prepare Good Shepherd Hospital for a new generation of innovation in health care,” said Karen Lambert, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital President. “This modernization will improve the patient care experience by enhancing privacy, offering the most advanced technology and making it more convenient to access our inpatient and outpatient services.” 


The modernization project plans include:



  • Enhanced Patient-Centered Care:  State-of-the-art private rooms for all patients-providing a quiet, calmer healing environment to help patients return home as quickly as possible and have the best experience possible.

  • State-of-the-art Technology: New operating rooms equipped with imaging equipment that enables surgeons to get almost-instant access to MRIs, CT scans and digital-X-rays during procedures.

  • Green Features: Green roofs will provide energy-conserving insulation and absorb rainwater.


The Good Shepherd Hospital campus modernization project is expected to break ground in the fall of 2013 with an estimated project completion in 2017.


About Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, named one of the Top Ten hospital systems in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters.  Good Shepherd has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Good Shepherd was the only hospital in the Chicago metropolitan area to receive this recognition. Advocate is a faith-based organization that exists to serve its communities. Advocate contributed $571 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2012. For more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, visit  www.advocatehealth.com/goodshep


About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 largest health systems by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care), two Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health care companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $571 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2011.


 


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