Orthopedics-Focused Building Planned in Oak Brook

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Rush University Medical Center and Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, LLC, have filed a certificate of need application with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to construct a three-story professional building — with an attached 485-space parking deck — in Oak Brook, Illinois. A second certificate or need application was filed simultaneously to establish a multispecialty, ambulatory surgical treatment center within the new building, which would be located at 2011 York Road.

Proceeding with either project is dependent upon Review Board approval of both projects. If the applications are approved, construction will begin in the spring of 2017, with expected completion in early spring of 2019.

“We want to make it as convenient as possible for people living and working in the western suburbs to receive the most coordinated, advanced health care from their Rush-affiliated providers,” said Michael Dandorph, Rush University Medical Center president. Rush has opened a similarly convenient outpatient care center in Chicago’s River North neighborhood and is planning one for the South Loop neighborhood to provide greater access for their patients.

The approximately 103,000-square-foot professional building will house: the ambulatory surgical treatment center, offices for Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, LLC, and offices for other faculty physicians from Rush University Medical Center. In addition, the building will house ancillary services, such as imaging and a laboratory services. The total cost of the new building including all equipment is estimated to be approximately $65.3 million.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Rush University Medical Center on this new facility and to provide a new location for our patients who live in the western suburbs,” said Dennis Viellieu, CEO of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, LLC.

Rush’s orthopedics program was ranked fourth in the country, up from sixth last year, and remains the highest-ranked orthopedics program in Illinois in U.S. News & World Report’s recent rankings in the annual Best Hospitals issue. U.S. News ranked Rush University Medical Center among the best hospitals in the country in nine specialty areas — two more than last year.

In addition, in July Rush was awarded four stars – the highest of any Chicago-area academic medical center — in the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ overall hospital quality star rating. In October 2015, Rush also was ranked second among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in the latest annual quality and accountability study conducted by the UHC (University HealthSystem Consortium).

“These honors are just a few examples of our commitment to quality and excellence for our patients,” said Dandorph. “We bring these same high standards to every location that bears the Rush name.”