Advocate BroMenn is set to unveil its new $53 million 79,000 square foot patient care tower. Public tours will be conducted Saturday from 1-3 p.m. through the two public stories of the four-story addition, which runs along Sugar Creek in Normal. The first patients could begin using the space by the end of June, pending approval by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Dan Cooper, Advocate's Planning and Design Manager, says technology is state-of-the-art in the new addition.
The first floor houses the medical center's new obstetrics unit, operating rooms for C-section births and special nursery care. The second floor consists of rooms designed for intensive and progressive care. The third floor contains mechanicals while the lower level is for future use. Cooper says the mother-baby unit features an infant abduction system.
Cooper says each of the 60 new patient rooms include a care-giver area near the entrance, with two zones designed for patients and families.
The added space means every patient room at Advocate BroMenn will be private. About $10 million of the construction cost was raised locally with the rest financed through the Advocate system.
See photos of the addition's indoor space.
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