Northwestern Medicine opens expanded medical office building in Bloomingdale
BLOOMINGDALE -- The newly expanded and renovated Northwestern Medicine Medical Office Building in Bloomingdale is now open. The 50,000-square-foot facility at 231-235 S. Gary Ave. is one of Northwestern Medicine's largest outpatient facilities and features numerous medical specialties all under one roof.
The project involved the acquisition of additional space and a complete renovation to house Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Primary Care and several specialties, including cardiology, endocrinology, orthopedics and gastroenterology. Additional services include physical therapy and a new MRI for diagnostic imaging.
The first phase of the project, which featured a new Immediate Care Center, opened in March.
"Expanding our specialties and size of the staff in this beautifully renovated and modernized facility will help meet the increasing need for high-quality outpatient medical services in the West and Northwest suburbs," said Dr. Patrick Towne, president of Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group.
In a first for Northwestern Medicine, the renovation of the Bloomingdale Medical Office Building features prefabricated modular exam rooms. More than 70 exam rooms were built as pods off-site in an assembly-line fashion and delivered nearly complete to the medical office building construction site, where they are slid into place for final connections. The pods were 95% completed at the off-site shop with drywall, insulation, ceiling tiles, cabinets, sinks, electrical wiring, and plumbing.
Expansion in the Bloomingdale area will continue in 2022 with the renovation of a building at 245 S. Gary Ave. to house a new Northwestern Medicine Comprehensive Spine Center focusing on spine health, pain management and physical therapy.