PREMIER Design + Build Group has completed construction of a two-story medical office building in Chicago’s southwest suburbs for HSA|Primecare. The ground floor of this 41,724-square-foot building houses a Silver Cross urgent care facility, along with a primary care unit.
The new complex is at 1851 Silver Cross Boulevard in New Lenox, Illinois. Located directly across the street from Silver Cross Hospital’s Pavilion A and B, it is known as Silver Cross Medical Office Pavilion or “Pavilion D” on the Silver Cross Hospital Campus.
The urgent care space on the first floor includes a triage area, X-ray room and a draw laboratory, as well as six exam rooms, offices and a spacious check-in and waiting area. A large porte cochère at the building’s main entrance offers full rain protection for visitors. The second floor space is designed for clinical and medical office use. Silver Cross staff began seeing primary care patients at the new facility in June. The urgent care facility opened in early July.
The building’s exterior is a blend of textured precast concrete walls and large vertical windows featuring 1-inch tinted, low-e tempered insulated glass. The new medical office building includes an EPDM roof, a fully automated Trane building HVAC system and a fully sprinklered fire protection system.
Construction of the building was overseen by PREMIER’s Midwest team. Joe Ahrens, PREMIER’s vice president, project executive, worked with senior project manager Bill Malarski and senior superintendent Scott Lebak on this new facility.
PREMIER worked with Eppstein Uhen Architects for architectural design. Ruettiger, Tonelli and Associates provided civil engineering services. Other project partners included Pierce Engineers for structural engineering and IMEP for MEP services.
“Our team is proud to be part of bringing new urgent care resources to residents of the New Lenox and Joliet area,” said Michael Long, senior vice president and Midwest market leader for PREMIER. “This is not just another medical office building. It’s a beautiful and highly functional facility that is designed to serve the local community’s needs for many years to come.”
“The just-completed Silver Cross Medical Office Pavilion is a prime example of the collaboration in design between Silver Cross Hospital, HSA|PrimeCare, Eppstein Uhen Architects, and PREMIER to develop a building that addresses the needs of today’s patients,” said Bob Titzer, executive vice president at HSA|Primecare.
“This incredible new medical office building features expanded access to primary care services, a full-service occupational health program for area businesses and employers and something our community has been asking for a very long time: on-site urgent care services,” said Silver Cross Hospital president and chief executive officer, Ruth Colby.