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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Announces Parking Changes

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital February 03, 2015

Patient parking at main hospital remains the same, as other lots are re-designated to accommodate construction activities for the new hospital.

Lake Forest Hospital exterior view LAKE FOREST, IL – Construction is underway for the new Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, slated to open in fall 2017. To ensure minimal disruption to our patients and visitors, a few changes will affect the status of the parking lots around our medical office buildings.

Patient parking and road access to the main hospital will remain the same. However, complimentary valet parking has been expanded at the main entrances of the McGaw Medical Building (800 building) and the Bays Medical Building (900 building). And, several other aspects of campus parking have changed:

  • In order to reach the 700, 800 and 900 buildings, vehicles must now use a different access road from Westmoreland Road. Please use the same access road that leads to the Emergency Department. New signage is posted to guide patients and visitors to the appropriate parking lots;
  • The patient lot north of the 900 building is closed;
  • And, the lots on the east and west sides of the 900 building are now for patients and visitors only.

We want to thank our patients, visitors and workforce for their patience. We apologize for the inconvenience as we continue progress on the new hospital, which will be a state-of-the-art destination for health and wellness and high-quality patient care in Lake County. Once complete, the new hospital will offer Northwestern care conveniently located in the heart of Lake Forest and, when needed, seamless access to leading-edge clinical trials and Northwestern Medicine specialty care. Our project team worked with the City of Lake Forest in the creation of a master plan for the campus.

Approved by the city in 2012, the plan identifies three distinct zones of development: Health and wellness to the north; Northwestern Medicine's new Lake Forest Hospital in the center; and education and research to the south.

The first phase of the project will be the development of the new healthcare facility, which will open in 2017.

The thoughtful design of the 160-acre campus integrates walking and biking trails as well as a new common area for civic enjoyment. The first phase of the project will be the development of the new healthcare facility. The new, 483,500 square foot hospital and 160-acre campus will contain:

  • 114 private inpatient beds
  • 72 outpatient care spaces
  • Eight operating rooms
  • 116 acres of open natural landscape
  • More than 7,000 feet of pedestrian and bicycle paths

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