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Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital Opens to the Public

Saturday, January 12, 2008 General News J E 4
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BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Jan. 11 The first new hospital inIllinois in more than 25 years will officially open its doors on Monday,January 14. After three years of construction, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospitalreceived glowing clinical and facility reviews from the Illinois Department ofPublic Health and is set to begin providing much-needed medical care toresidents of the Will County region and beyond.

The new 138-bed hospital will include 106 medical/surgical beds,20 obstetric beds and 12 intensive care beds, along with a Level II traumacenter. Patient rooms will include the latest amenities such as sleeper sofasfor overnight family stays, flat screen TVs, wireless Internet access and roomservice. The 300,000 square-foot hospital will be one of the area's largestemployers and is intended to meet the growing healthcare needs of thecommunities in and around Will County.

"We are looking forward to treating our very first patient on Monday,"said Isaac Palmer, Chief Executive Officer of Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital."We are excited for the community to finally get a chance to see what we haveto offer from the state-of-the-art medical equipment to the amenities in theprivate patient rooms."

Nearly 2,000 area residents took advantage of a sneak peak inside thestate-of the-art facility at a community celebration on Sunday, November 18,2007.

The hospital will employ approximately 600 area residents includingmanagement positions, nurses and other clinical and support staff. Thearchitectural design combined with the latest medical advances and thesoothing patient amenities reflect the whole-person mission for whichAdventist Midwest Health is known.

"It is a privilege for Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital to be providing thecommunities we serve needed medical care, close to home. Our spectacular teamof physicians, nurses and caregivers is focused on providing better healingand wellness for the region," said Palmer. "By defining healthcare from theviewpoint of the patient, we hope to change the way people think abouthospitals." For more information on the new Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital,please visit http://www.keepingyouwell.com.

SOURCE Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital
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