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Published on September 26, 2006

KCH Breaks Ground for Medical Office Building

September 26, 2006

Construction has begun on the 42,000- square-foot medical pavilion that will be attached to the new Kishwaukee Community Hospital on Sycamore Road, DeKalb.

The building will be connected on each level of the new hospital to provide convenient access to hospital services. The building is approximately 70 percent occupied, although many prime locations remain available. Initial occupancy is scheduled for the summer of 2007. The new hospital is scheduled to open in October, 2007.

“This project will provide convenient, first class office space for the medical staff as well as space for hospital support services such as diabetes education, the business office and human resources,” said Kevin Poorten, KishHealth System President and CEO.

A coffee shop and retail pharmacy also are being considered for the pavilion.
AMDC, a national full service healthcare real estate firm based in Chicago, has been retained to develop the project. AMDC also is the project manager for the new hospital.

“AMDC has been with us since the beginning, first helping us analyze and evaluate our facility expansion options, then guiding us through the design and construction phase once the Board of Directors made the decision to build a new hospital on property we already owned.

With their expertise, development of our new hospital campus has transformed our organization,” said Poorten.

Fred D. Campobasso, AMDC President, said, “We are excited to be Kishwaukee’s development partner on what will be a state-of-the-art facility. The project will offer physicians and their patient’s modern, efficient, and custom-designed suites, and convenient access to hospital services,” Campobasso said.

For more information, contact Joseph Dant, KishHealth System vice president of business development, at 815.756.1521,x 153660 or email jdant@kishhealth.org.

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