Press Release

December 27, 2017

IR Department expansion at ALGH improves patient input and physician collaboration

PARK RIDGE, IL—Matthei & Colin Associates recently completed a two-phase expansion of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital’s Interventional Radiology Department. The expansion added a third IR Suite that will allow the hospital to increase their IR procedure capacity, as well as improve the overall patient experience and staff workflow. The project was designed to house all patient prep, recovery and support spaces in a single space with all patient stations having an identical layout to help streamline patient input and reduce back log. The interiors were carefully crafted with privacy and noise control top of mind, and used a color scheme that helps improve overall patient comfort. The Suite’s new physician support spaces encourage higher efficiency and collaboration between physicians by consolidating and updating their Reading Rooms within the department boundaries. The 7,700 SF expansion underwent a year-long construction process including the addition of this Bi Plane IR Suite.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (ALGH) is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.

Matthei & Colin Associates, LLC (M&CA) has specialized in the planning and design of health care environments since 1974. Through the passion of our creative effort, we have emerged today as one of the nation’s few firms exclusively committed to health care architecture. Our singular focus on designing and creating health care environments and our productive client partnerships result in highly individualized planning recommendations to address the requirements of each project.

For more information:
William W. Heun, AIA, Principal Matthei & Colin Associates, LLC
1.312.939.4002 l l williamh@mca-architecture.com