The footing and foundation for an eight-story structure is well underway at Northwest Community Hospital. Designed specifically around the needs of patients and their families, the new addition will feature a range of visitor amenities and all private patient rooms to enhance comfort and healing. The new patient bed area will increase the hospital’s staffed bed count from 410 to 488. The new building’s design encourages plenty of natural light and views of nature, and was planned with our mission of family-centered healing in mind.
The project consists of 332,573 square feet of new and remodeled space, and will include:
• A New Entry and Public Lobby
This new welcoming center will provide an attractive, modernized entry point for the facility, making it easier for guests to find their way throughout the hospital.
• An Additional 24-bed Critical Care Unit
The entire second floor will be comprised of this new Critical Care Unit that will feature state-of-the-art technology. Each room will be modeled after those in the current Critical Care unit, which allows for maximum patient privacy and comfort.
• A New Labor and Delivery, and Postpartum Unit
The fourth and fifth floors will be dedicated to Women’s Services, with new Labor and Delivery rooms on the fourth floor–each designed to be a spacious 400 square feet. The 34 private Postpartum rooms on the fifth floor will be comfortable and inviting.
• Three Floors Designed to Care for Surgical Patients
Floors six, seven and eight are each designed to be 34-bed medical/surgical units, with rooms that include private individual baths, space for family members, and overnight accommodations for guests.
• A New Seven-level Sheltered Parking Deck for 780 Cars
To provide convenient parking and shelter against the elements, a new parking garage for 780 cars will be located on the east side of the campus, with two levels below ground level, and five levels above. A glass curtain wall system will provide the deck with the appearance of a building rather than a parking structure.
All construction of this phase of Northwest Community Hospital’s development is expected to be completed by 2010.CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Saturday, November 17th, 2007
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