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Centegra Health System's Huntley hospital on track for 2016 completion

Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com
Exterior walls are installed on the new Centegra Hostpital-Huntley. Centegra officials expect exterior construction on the new Huntley Hospital to finish in December. Construction shifts to the interior in the spring. Centegra is still hopeful the new hospital can start serving patients in 2016, as originally planned.
Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com Exterior walls are installed on the new Centegra Hostpital-Huntley. Centegra officials expect exterior construction on the new Huntley Hospital to finish in December. Construction shifts to the interior in the spring. Centegra is still hopeful the new hospital can start serving patients in 2016, as originally planned.

HUNTLEY – Weather permitting, construction crews should complete the roof to Centegra Health System’s new Huntley hospital by the end of December, inching the $233 million project closer to its 2016 completion date.

By April, Schaumburg-based Power Construction should have the exterior of the proposed five-story, 128-bed hospital finished, said Susan Milford, Centegra’s senior vice president of strategy and development.

Crews would then spend about a year building the interior of Centegra’s third McHenry County hospital. The largest construction project in Huntley’s history has remained on track, despite some construction timetables being tied to weather conditions.

“We’re still on track to treat our first patients in the fall of 2016,” Milford said. “We are already so excited to bring additional services to the people of northern Kane and southern McHenry counties.”

Since early March, Power Construction has built the hospital’s foundation, placed steel beams and most recently installed the hospital’s exterior walls.

Doctors and nurses from Centegra also have visited the health system’s Huntley campus at Algonquin and Haligus roads to view mock-up hospital rooms to ensure the designs fit the needs of patients and health care workers, Milford said.

“Their feedback is helping us make small tweaks to our plans, so we can build the best hospital for the community,” she said.

The broader hospital design includes an eight-bed intensive care unit, full-service emergency department, a dedicated women’s center and a helipad for transporting critically injured patients.

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