A fast-tracked opportunity to expand a health system’s reach and provide greater patient care access to a suburban Chicago community.
Seeking to expand their market share and find opportunities to provide convenient patient care access to the village of Mokena and the surrounding community, Palos Health, now part of Northwestern Medicine, engaged LJC in the programming, planning, and design of a new Medical Office Building and Outpatient Care Center. The desired speed to market was achieved through an expedited design-build delivery. Key challenges included providing concurrent programming, planning, and design efforts to meet an expedited schedule with the issuance of multiple bid packages starting early in the design process. The LJC team and their design-build partner will complete the construction of the project within 16 months from the start of programming, planning, and design.
The Outpatient Care Center incorporates an Immediate Care and Diagnostic & Testing Center on the first floor with a range of imaging services, phlebotomy, and cardio diagnostics. The second floor is organized as a flexible clinic space to accommodate a range of specialty and primary care services. A third-floor shell space will allow opportunities for future program expansion.