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For more than 40 years, Alexian Brothers Medical Center has delivered superior, comprehensive healthcare to the residents of Chicago’s northwest suburbs. A part of the Alexian Brothers Hospital Network (a subsidiary of the Alexian Brothers Health System), ABMC has set itself apart from other hospitals in the area thanks to its commitment to continually instilling the most up-to-date medical capabilities and treatment programs—all of which are accompanied by the finest and most compassionate care from a team of more than 750 knowledgeable physicians representing more than 60 medical/surgical specialties.

Distinguished services discovered through the Elk Grove Village-based ABMC campus include comprehensive cancer treatment, 24-hour emergency medical care, outstanding cardiac care as a Primary Stroke Center, neurological care through the Alexian Neurosciences Institute, specialty ophthalmology services, leading orthopedic care through the renowned Alexian Orthopedics Institute and advanced wound healing services through the Alexian Wound Healing Center. The campus is also home to the Vet Center, an excellent resource for Iraq and Afghanistan military veterans and families experiencing such post-war ailments as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The center came to life in November 2007 through a partnership with the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.

ABMC is always at the forefront of medical technology and innovation. The addition of the Chicagoland area’s most advanced brain mapping technology and the unveiling of the Illinois Gamma Knife Center have given the hospital capabilities to provide complete noninvasive solutions for evaluating and treating certain types of brain tumors and abnormal vascular issues.

In addition to these advanced faculties, the medical center has employed a series of recent expansion and infrastructure improvement projects in order to meet the ever-changing needs of its patient base. A new chapel was incorporated, “The Gateway Project” has beautified the campus’ southeast corner, and expansion of the hospital’s powerhouse has led to a more energy-efficient facility—ultimately reducing energy costs.

AMBC has also embarked on a large-scale improvement and expansion project that commenced with the completion of the modern, 60,000-square-foot Eberle Medical Office Building. Opened in May 2007, the facility houses physician offices, the Alexian Neurosciences Institute and the leading-edge Illinois Gamma Knife Center.

Once this project was finalized, ABMC shifted its focus to the next crucial course of action—the development of a $116 million, five-level patient tower. The new tower will not only incorporate an additional 108 private beds, but will also strategically bring together all of the medical center’s outpatient-diagnostic services under one roof. The centralization of these services in the ground-level ambulatory mall will benefit both the patients and staff of ABMC, providing for a more convenient, easily accessible environment.

The tower’s first floor will be utilized by the hospital’s Intensive Care and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Units, which together will feature a total of 36 private suites. The second and third floors will be equipped with an additional 36 private rooms for general medical/surgical patients, while the fourth floor will house supplemental mechanical systems—a component that will allow ABMC to develop additional floors in the tower without hampering the floors beneath.

Construction is slated for completion in fall 2009. Upon the new tower’s opening, the hospital’s number of licensed beds will total 387, with the number of private rooms making up 82 percent of the facility—compared to 13 percent today.

Further measures to be taken include the redesigning of the current patient bed tower on the ABMC campus in order to relocate and expand other hospital services into the newly available space and to institute more private patient rooms. Enhancements to the current infrastructure will continue on the campus as well.

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