A fast-tracked opportunity to expand a health system’s reach and provide access to greater patient care in a suburban Chicago community.
Seeking to expand its market share and find opportunities to provide convenient patient access to the Village of Mokena and the surrounding community, Palos Health, now part of Northwestern Medicine, engaged LJC to design a new Medical Office Building and Outpatient Care Center. 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. Nevertheless, the LJC team and their design-build partner completed the project’s initial construction within 16 months. The Outpatient Care Center incorporates an Immediate Care and Diagnostic & Testing Center on the first floor. The second floor is a flexible clinic space to accommodate a range of specialty and primary care services. Third-floor shell space is designed to accommodate Cardiology and OB/GYN services.