Hospitaller Pavilion Images & Features
The mission of Palos Community Hospital has always been to offer world-class health care in a compassionate and caring environment. For more than 40 years, we have fulfilled that mission by combining the medical expertise of highly skilled physicians and nurses with the latest technology to provide the most effective medical procedures available. In 2010, we began to re-envision that mission as we broke ground on the largest re-development initiative in Palos history. On, March 19, 2013, the Hospitaller Pavilion opened its doors to patients.
General Features & Details
- Construction started in summer 2010.
- Phase I - 400,000 sq. ft. 7 story east wing addition.
- Phase II - 190,000 sq. ft. modernization of original hospital.
- Conversion to all private patient rooms.
- New state-of-the-art ICU.
- Center for Short Stay Care provides single point of entry for outpatients.
- Advanced operating suites.
- Emergency Room to be expanded.
- Total bed count at project completion:
- Private Patient Rooms 306
- Pediatrics 15
- Obstetrics 28
- Intensive Care 36
- Behavioral Health 43
- Total 428
The creation of jobs and consumer spending will support the local economy.
- Equivalent of 164 full-time construction jobs created.
- 800 to 1,000 tradespersons involved over the span of the project.
- 400 to 500 tradespersons onsite at one time.
- 850,000 total construction man hours anticipated.
Energy efficient and green design practices reinforce our commitment to the environment. The project features:
- Site plan maintains natural campus setting.
- Energy efficient power transformers, lighting systems, pumps and fans.
- Use of CFC-free refrigerants in air conditioning equipment.
- Multiple temperature control zones.
- Water-conserving plumbing fixtures.
- Pollution-reducing exterior lighting.
- Automatic interior light controls.
- New generators with reduced emissions.
- Triple-filtering HVAC system to improve air quality.
- High-efficiency chillers and reduced-emissions boilers.
A variety of technological advances support quality of care and the patient experience.
- Wireless Internet Access for patients, families and visitors.
- Self-guided kiosks for patient registration and check-in.
- VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) telephones for enhanced staff communications.
- RTLS (Real Time Locator Systems) with sensors for patient flow and equipment tracking.
- Enhanced automated medication dispensing systems.
- Computerized nursing documentation.
- Web-based patient teaching tools and instructions.