Press Release

July 21, 2023

South Lobby Renovations completed at Edward Hospital including a new Starbucks Cafe.

Bronson South Haven Hospital- ED

NAPERVILLE, IL– Designed in partnership with Starbucks, Edward Hospital seeks to add a new service line to better serve patients, visitors and staff at the South Entrance and provide an area of respite amongst all the activity. Conceived as part of a multi-phased project including relocating the Information Desk, upgrading the intake corridor from the South Parking Garage and new finishes throughout, the space now functions as a vital activity hub offering multiple choices for everyone. The area is anchored by a Starbucks retail space located in the sky-lit area of the existing South Lobby.

Starbucks is positioned for ease of access, customer ordering and convenient mobile pick-up. It is grounded with a generous seating area which offers multiple options including booths, mobile work areas with charging stations and comfortable lounge seating. The space encourages users to interact,  provides gathering for impromptu meetings or just casual relaxation and coffee. It also functions as a remote waiting room for Same Day Surgery visitors complete with a tracking board to identify patient status.

Starbucks branded materials including wood tones, terrazzo flooring, and painted finishes bring warmth to the spaces and were coordinated with hospital finishes. Patients, visitors and staff now have a space appropriately scaled to the facility, promoting visual continuity and consistent with way finding. The new Information Desk is better situated to traffic patterns and provides staff with direct visibility to both the main and parking structure entrances. M&CA provided all planning, architecture and interior design services.

Edward Hospital is a part of Northshore-Edward-Elmhurst Health, a fully integrated healthcare delivery system committed to providing access to quality, vibrant, community-centered care, serving an area of more than 4.2 million residents across six northeast Illinois counties.  This partnership created the state’s third largest health system, with total revenue expected to exceed $5 billion in the first year of operation, and the second largest physician network in the state. More than 25,000 team members and more than 6,000 physicians aim to deliver transformative patient experiences and expert care close to home across more than 300 ambulatory locations and eight acute care hospitals – Edward (Naperville), ElmhurstEvanston, Glenbrook (Glenview), Highland ParkNorthwest Community (Arlington HeightsSkokie and Swedish (Chicago) – all recognized as Magnet hospitals for nursing excellence. Located in Naperville, Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, provides for the mental health needs of area residents. 

Since 1974, Matthei & Colin Associates, LLC (M&CA) has specialized in the planning and design of health care environments. Through the passion of our creative effort, we have emerged today as one of the nation’s few firms exclusively dedicated to health care architecture. We are committed to collaborating with our clients by understanding the challenges and recognizing the opportunities.  Our singular focus on designing and creating health care environments and our productive client partnerships result in highly individualized planning recommendations to address the unique requirements of each project. Though a proven process of listening, asking, and creating, we translate dialogue into design.

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Randall Bacidore, AIA, Principal
Matthei & Colin Associates, LLC

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