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Published on March 29, 2016

Palos Community Hospital Receives State’s Approval for Redevelopment of Orland Park Campus

Bolingbrook, IL – Palos Community Hospital today received approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board (HFSRB) for the redevelopment of the hospital’s Orland Park campus with plans to modernize and expand the building located at 153rd and West Avenue.

“We are pleased with today’s positive ruling by the Health Facilities and Services Review Board and are eager to move forward with the planned expansion of Palos Community Hospital’s South Campus in Orland Park,” said Timothy Brosnan, vice president of Planning and Community Relations. “When complete, this state-of-the-art facility will provide greater access to physicians and specialty services. It will also allow us to expand our affiliation with Loyola University Medical Center, which gives our patients access to Loyola’s renowned specialty care services, such as neuroscience and oncology. Palos Community Hospital is proud to have served the community for more than 40 years, and we are excited to continue to invest in much-needed medical services for the residents of the southwest suburbs.”

The $133 million investment proposes a redeveloped and modernized Orland Park facility to accommodate physician offices, diagnostic and treatment space for a variety of medical specialties, in line with the continued health care trend toward outpatient care. Once complete, the medical campus will offer a mix of new construction and renovation, allowing Palos Community Hospital the ability to continue to partner with local providers and other agencies to improve access to health care for area residents.

“We appreciate the Village of Orland Park’s collaborative efforts interest in preserving the fitness center, while helping Palos move forward with this important investment in our community,” said Brosnan. “This modernization project is about fulfilling our commitment to bringing state-of-the-art health care to the community of which we are proud to serve.”

In early 2015, Palos Community Hospital and Loyola University Health System entered into an affiliation. This relationship provides patients greater access to Loyola’s renowned specialty care services, while ensuring continued access to Palos’ primary care network. Loyola opened the Center for Cancer Care and Research on the Palos South Campus in December 2015. The redevelopment of the Orland Park location will provide the opportunity for additional access to specialty care in the southwest suburbs.

About Palos Community Hospital

With 425 licensed beds and nearly 600 affiliated physicians, Palos Community Hospital, located in Palos Heights, Ill, 22 miles from downtown Chicago serves the southwest Chicago suburbs. Heart care, orthopaedics, cancer care and general surgery and Robotic-assisted surgery, are just a few of the services for which Palos Community Hospital is recognized. Palos has been granted the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award as a result of nationwide surveys performed in 2011 and 2014.  In 2015, Palos earned designation as an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital (ESRH) from the Illinois Department of Public Health. In 2015, the American Heart Association also recognized Palos Community Hospital for meeting performance improvement measures in the Get with the Guidelines quality improvement program. In 2013, Palos Community Hospital opened the Hospitaller Pavilion, featuring 14 state-of-the-art surgical suites, the area’s first hybrid operating room and the innovative Center for Short Stay Care. Palos Community Hospital operates two satellite facilities, the Palos Primary Care Center on its south campus in Orland Park and the Palos Diagnostic and Women’s Center in Tinley Park, as well as a home health agency serving Cook, Will, DuPage and Kendall Counties, and Palos Health & Fitness Center in Orland Park. Palos Medical Group is part of Palos Community Hospital and serves nearly 40,000 patients annually.

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