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Institutional | TURNER CONSTRUCTION - NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE LAKE FOREST HOSPITAL
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TURNER CONSTRUCTION NEARS COMPLETION OF A NEW ILLINOIS HOSPITAL. BY JANICE HOPPE-SPIERS
Turner Construction -
Nor western Medicine Lake
* Location: Lake Forest, Ill.
* Scope of work: Hea hcare campus
"Moving materials rough [ e
building] is more of a challenge
and we et up mu iple locations
to load into e building."
- Marty Wood, project manager
onstruction manager Turner
Construction expects the halfmillion-square-foot Northwestern
Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
project to be substantially completed in
June. To date, 90 percent of the site work is
completed and the Chicago-based company
is focusing on overall finishes and trim.
The new state-of-the-art Lake Forest Hospital campus in Illinois will give patients
access to quality care, medical experts and
exceptional service, according to the hospital. It will also offer a seamless pathway
to Northwestern Medicine care specialties
such as cancer, cardiovascular, women's
health and orthopedic/neurosurgery.
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital will
offer 114 private inpatient beds, 72 outpatient care spaces, eight operating rooms and
499,000 square feet of new construction. It
is a Level Two Trauma Center as designated
by the state of Illinois.
"The new Northwestern Medicine Lake
Forest Hospital will be a destination for
health, wellness and civic enjoyment," the
hospital says. "The design of the 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 new hospital is centrally located on
Northwestern Medicine's 160-acre property
north of where the more than 70-year-
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» The Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital will be a destination for health, wellness and civic enjoyment.
old existing hospital resides. It is a crescent-shaped building about 900 feet long
with six pavilions on a continuous diagonal
plinth. "A 12-foot waterfall is a highlight of
the project," Project Manager Marty Wood
says. "We started that six months ago and it
was something new to just about everyone
out here, including the guy who built it."
COST of Wisconsin, an industry leader in theme and specialty construction
services based in Jackson, Wis., built the
waterfall that will be the focal point of the
front entrance. In addition to the waterfall, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest
Hospital will feature a 6.5-acre reflecting
pond that the hospital expects will serve
as a landmark for patients and visitors to
navigate the facility. The pond is also one
of the many sustainability features in the
LEED Silver-certified building.