Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Completes Modernization Project

BARRINGTON, IL — Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital has completed a four-year modernization project, ensuring that care delivery remains outstanding and attuned to the community’s evolving needs. The renovation and expansion has improved the patient care experience by enhancing privacy, promoting innovation and increasing efficiency.

“Improving the patient care experience is our goal,” said Karen Lambert, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital president. “This design enhances patient access and creates a more streamlined flow.”   

The project added 230,000 square feet and renovated 150,000 square feet. Among the major improvements are four new inpatient units, including an expanded 18-bed medical intensive care unit and three medical/surgical units. All of the hospital’s 176 inpatient rooms now are private, and all new inpatient rooms are equipped with smart room technology.   

The work included 14 new and renovated operating rooms and four new rooms for cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology and interventional radiology, providing increased capacity and state-of-the-art equipment. The project added private rooms for patients prior to and after procedures and an expanded area and amenities for family waiting.

Other new and modernized areas include consult space for patients with chronic illness, such as congestive heart failure and diabetes; a centralized testing area offering easy access to diagnostic exams; a new breast care center with expanded capacity; new physical rehabilitation and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation departments; and an expanded endoscopy area. The modernization improves energy efficiency and includes green roofs to provide energy-conserving insulation and to absorb rainwater.

Mortenson Construction completed the project, phasing the work into stages that required building temporary locations for some departments while their permanent spaces were created so that Good Shepherd Hospital could continue all of its operations and medical services throughout the four-year renovation and expansion.

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