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Valley West Community Hospital Expansion Project

Construction began in September 2012, for an $11.2 million new patient wing to provide healthcare improvements for the community. The vision is to replace all the older sections of the building over time.

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Valley West delivers quality medical care that demonstrates the highest regard for each and every patient. That care will be delivered even better with the addition of modern patient rooms. Patient volumes are rising and this pattern is projected to continue. Providing the community with a comprehensive hospital renovation is a priority for KishHealth System and you can help with your philanthropic support.

Don and Doris Lorenz

Triple Play for Valley West Hospital

Companies that match dollars donated by their employees are greatly valued by the KishHealth System Foundation. An example are the donations to the Health Foundation by Don and Doris Lorenz. Don retired from Illinois Tool Works, Chicago, (formerly Signode) in 1990, and moved with his wife Doris to Somonauk. As later in life newcomers to the area, they decided to get to know people by becoming volunteers at Valley West Hospital. That experience also made them want to support Valley West donor opportunities, including the new 21-bed patient wing that opened in November 2013. Don discovered a few years ago that even as a retiree, his donations qualified for an Illinois Tool Works match. What was a nice benefit turned out to be a "wow,' when Illinois Tool generously matched three to one, tripling the value of the Lorenzes' gifts and expanding its impact on the hospital and community healthcare.

Your Support Will Help Provide

  • Spacious, private patient rooms with enhanced safety and comfort features.
  • Wireless computer access for patients and visitors and a flat screen TV in every patient room.
  • Nurse and physician computer documentation stations between each room and a staff computer in the room to facilitate bedside medication.
  • Staff/visitor hand-washing sink in every patient room.
  • Joint replacement center rehabilitation suite.
  • Enlarged gift shop and family lounge.
  • New main entrance facing Main Street.

Once the new patient wing opens, the Pleasant Avenue side of the building, the hospital’s oldest wing, will be demolished and replaced with a modern façade creating nice curb appeal. Additional interior renovations are planned to improve other areas of the hospital.

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Cultivating Future Growth

Patient volumes at Valley West are steadily rising and this trend is projected to continue. Today, Valley West delivers quality medical care that demonstrates the highest regard for each and every patient. That care will get even better with the addition of modern patient rooms. Please consider accepting this invitation to benefit community healthcare.

Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities starting at $10,000 are being offered for patient rooms and public spaces in the new facility. Tree of Life naming opportunities are also being offered for gifts of $500 and $1,000.

Through your support, together we are improving our community healthcare.

For questions or more information on naming opportunities, please contact KishHealth Foundation at 815.748.9954.

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Through your support, together we are improving our community healthcare.

KishHealth Foundation - 815.748.9954

1 Kish Hospital Drive
DeKalb, IL 60115

Valley West Hospital Expansion Video

Valley West Expansion Video

Valley West is expanding to better serve the community.

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