Sherman Hospital ~ Replacement Campus

Elgin, Illinois

Project Description

Boldt was engaged by Sherman Health (now Advocate Sherman Hospital) in Elgin, Illinois to serve as the hospital’s owner’s representative / fee-for-service developer for its 255 bed, $325 million replacement hospital campus. Boldt led the project team through the entire development process, including facility planning and programming, Certificate of Need (CON) approval, design and construction oversight, medical equipment planning, transition planning, move-in and project close-out. The replacement hospital is located approximately four miles west of the original campus. Boldt is also the owner and developer of the medical office building attached to the new hospital.

Boldt worked hard to maintain opportunities for facility flexibility and expansion while restricted to the current hospital site.  Department functionality, patient access, outpatient service capacity and utilization and environmental impact were all things considered for justification of the CON.  Boldt carefully analyzed what services would remain at the current campus and why the current campus could not meet Sherman Hospital's needs.

A 15-acre geothermal lake was developed to reduce utility consumption; the lake will generate savings of $1 million per year and the hospital is the largest healthcare project in the U.S. utilizing this technology.  Private patient rooms were designed to be “same-handed” with the toilet room adjacent to the headwall.  Boldt was instrumental in helping the hospital meet critical milestones, including CON approval, agreement on the GMP and the move-in date

Key Objectives

  • Maintaining opportunities for facility flexibility and expansion.

  • Improving departmental functionality and access for patients.

  • Increasing outpatient service capacity and utilization.

  • Creating an environmentally-friendly hospital.

Unique Challenges

  • Limited expansion opportunities on the current hospital site.

  • The justification for the CON considered what services would remain at the current campus and why the current campus cannot meet Sherman Hospital's needs.

Solutions

  • A 15-acre geothermal lake was developed to reduce utility consumption; the lake will generate savings of one million dollars per year and the hospital is the largest healthcare project in the U.S. utilizing this technology.

  • Private patient rooms were designed to be “same-handed” with the toilet room adjacent to the headwall.

  • Boldt was instrumental in helping the hospital meet critical milestones, including CON approval, agreement on the GMP and the move-in date.

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Boldt's Role

Fee-for-Service Developer

Key Points

  • A 15-acre geothermal lake was developed to reduce utility consumption; the lake will generate savings of $1 million per year and the hospital is the largest healthcare project in the U.S. utilizing this technology.