OSF Saint Anthony began construction of a 144,247 square-foot, four story North Tower attached to the existing hospital building on June 24, 2015. It will house 78 private rooms for medical and surgical beds. In the existing hospital, semi-private rooms will be converted to private rooms, allowing for a total of 190 private rooms when the project is completed. There will be no change in the number of licensed beds.
Additionally, some ambulatory services will be offered on the first floor of the new pavilion, including PromptCare and the relocation of Women’s Services comprised of mammography, ultrasound and bone densitometry. There will also be space for a retail pharmacy.
Enhancing the experience for our patients, families, employees and medical staff is always at the forefront of our planning,” Paula Carynski, president of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, said. “Private rooms and a more modern setting will truly help with that endeavor. We are also very pleased to be able to make such a tremendous investment in our community through this expansion."
By the Numbers
- $85 million dollar investment
- 144,247 square-foot structure
- 4 stories
- 78 private rooms
- 190 private rooms when combine with existing rooms
- 700 estimated number of jobs this project will create for the construction trades
- 2018 is the expected completion date
Interior Construction July 2017
Exterior Construction June 2017
Exterior Construction January 2017
Topping Off Ceremony August 2016
First Column Place June 2016
Groundbreaking June 2015