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Published on April 01, 2013

KishHealth Breaks Ground in Rochelle

April 1, 2013

KishHealth Breaks Ground in Rochelle

KishHealth System has broken ground for a 10,000-square-foot medical office. The building will face IL 38 and be located on the Wal-Mart Supercenter property between North Point on the east and Grand Point on the west.

The building will house family medicine practitioners with KishHealth Physician Group, a lab collections center operated by KishHealth Laboratories, and a community room available free of charge to local non-profit organizations.

“We have built more space than we will initially need since we plan to add services over time,” said Michael Kokott, KishHealth System’s assistant vice president for marketing and planning.

“Once the foundation is in, the community will notice the building going up very quickly. The exterior is expected to be constructed in April, and the facility to be open in the fall,” Kokott said.

PG Architects of Rockford is designing the building and managing the project. Local contractors will be used. “We’ll be using as many local trades as possible, as we’ve done with other projects,” Kokott said.

He said the building will have a similar look and feel of KishHealth System physician offices in Genoa and Waterman and The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital, which use similar wood and natural colors to complement the look of Kishwaukee Hospital, which was built new in 2007.

Joe Dant, vice president of business development for KishHealth System, said the move to Rochelle will help support and grow the relationship many area residents already have with the DeKalb/Sycamore medical community.

“Many residents of Rochelle already seek care at Kishwaukee Hospital, and putting more convenient access to services seemed to make sense. Many people use Kish for maternity services, so we hope to offer a convenient way for them to access care for the whole family,” Dant said.

A public open house at the new facility will be held in the fall. For more information about KishHealth Physician Group, visit www.kpgcares.org.

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