Northwest Neighborhood Healthcare has proposed building of a $86.8 million most cancers therapy heart on a portion of the sprawling former Motorola Options campus in Schaumburg.
The five-story, 105,000-square-foot medical workplace constructing, to be named the Northwest Neighborhood Hospital Most cancers Heart, is being envisioned as a vacation spot for most cancers care within the Northwest suburbs amid anticipated progress within the want for oncology companies within the area, officers mentioned.
“Outpatient most cancers care is anticipated to extend sooner or later as a result of advances in therapy and know-how,” officers from the Arlington Heights-based hospital wrote in an utility to the Illinois Well being Services and Companies Evaluate Board. “Establishing a stand-alone most cancers heart will get rid of competitors for appointment time and area throughout the hospital,” the applying states. “Furthermore, it would scale back the danger of exposing most cancers sufferers with weakened immune methods to different diseases and infections. Lastly, having all most cancers companies in a single handy location can decrease stress, particularly for sufferers who require each day therapies.”
Hospital officers mentioned their present most cancers therapy operations, within the basement of the 509-bed hospital on Central Street in Arlington Heights, is constrained by area. Immunocompromised most cancers sufferers should enter, journey and exit by way of hospital corridors with different sufferers and workers, they mentioned.
The deliberate ambulatory most cancers heart, which might be about three miles away on the Veridian redevelopment close to the Jane Addams Tollway and Meacham Street, would restrict the potential for publicity to COVID-19 by separating most cancers companies from different affected person populations and incorporating plenty of design components aimed toward lowering transmission, together with personal infusion rooms, officers wrote.
They thought of a most cancers heart on the Arlington Heights campus, officers added, however the Veridian website in Schaumburg permits for a location greater in measurement, scale and scope.
The Schaumburg website can also be seen as centrally situated for physicians and medical personnel, and would offer a greater possibility for the massive proportion of sufferers which have traditionally gone to downtown Chicago for care, in line with the hospital’s utility.
In accordance with the paperwork filed with the state, there are greater than 134,000 sufferers inside Northwest Neighborhood Healthcare’s main service space that features Arlington Heights, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Mount Prospect, and 400,000 extra in a secondary service space that extends into Schaumburg, Northbrook and Mundelein.
Over the subsequent 5 years, the necessity for oncology companies is estimated to extend by 7% within the main space and 10% within the secondary space, in line with the hospital.
The brand new most cancers heart would come with scientific examination rooms for oncologists, a pharmacy, laboratory, imaging, analysis, specialty clinics and household assembly area.
Northwest Neighborhood has inked a letter of intent to lease the positioning from Boler Properties, which has its firm headquarters on the Veridian. The 15-year lease, with three choices for 5-year extensions, would come with the correct of first alternative to buy the land, in line with the letter that was included within the 91-page state utility on Might 5.
The hospital has expressed curiosity in constructing extra medical workplace area at Veridian in a potential second section, the paperwork point out.
Bob Burk, managing accomplice of UrbanStreet Group, the grasp developer of the 225-acre Veridian improvement, mentioned Tuesday the hospital challenge entails about 8½ acres his agency bought alongside the tollway and simply south of Topgolf, however which it is now not straight concerned with.
“We’re actually excited, however we do not have a lot to do with it,” Burk mentioned of the potential challenge.
Schaumburg Village Supervisor Brian Townsend mentioned the village has not acquired any formal utility for zoning approvals for the positioning. Some casual conferences have taken place with representatives of the challenge, however nothing that will allow the village to characterize any particulars of what could also be envisioned, he added.
The state regulatory company board, which critiques and approves the development and enlargement of well being care services, is ready to contemplate the proposal July 19.
The appliance submission was formally made by Northwest Neighborhood and Evanston-based NorthShore College HealthSystem, which merged with the Arlington Heights hospital in 2021. NorthShore just lately merged with Edward-Elmhurst Well being.
If authorised, building can be funded by way of personal borrowing and accomplished in March 2025, officers mentioned.
• Each day Herald workers author Eric Peterson contributed to this report.