Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Receives Approval by Lake Forest Plan Commission for Special Use Permit
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital May 25, 2012
City of Lake Forest City Council to review plan in June 2012
LAKE FOREST, IL – Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital (NLFH) received approval for its Special Use Permit application from the City of Lake Forest Plan Commission on Tuesday, May 22. The application for a Land Use Plan, if approved by the City Council at its June meeting, will give the hospital the approval to move ahead with the design phase to revitalize its Lake Forest campus. The centerpiece of the plan is a new hospital and medical office facilities to meet the healthcare needs of the surrounding communities.
“After a thoughtful process engaging many community members, neighborhood residents and city officials, we are very pleased to have achieved the first step in the planning process for a new hospital,” said Thomas J. McAfee, president of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. “The community’s input has been extremely valuable and we look forward to continuing our communication with patients, families, supporters and neighbors to develop the best campus plan for our long-range future.”
Timothy R. Zoph, senior vice president and chief information officer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, added, “Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is invested in making the Lake Forest campus plan a landmark achievement for the organization. A world-class facility will offer Northwestern Medicine care to the residents we serve throughout the community.”
Following review and approval by the City Council, the hospital will engage an architecture firm to begin the design process, which is expected to take 18 months to two years.