Press Release

May 28, 2019

Patient Command Center opens to manage beds across Advocate Health Care.


OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL—The new 7,000 SF Patient Command Center went live March 2019. The centralized hub allows Advocate to manage real time information for 3,500 patient beds across five northern Illinois hospitals, improve the patient continuum of care and better manage patient safety. With more hospitals coming on in the next few months, the command center implements state-of-the-art technology in a 24/7 operation tracking patients from the emergency room to a hospital bed or transferring between hospitals.

Staff workstations each having four monitors are centrally located to view the large monitor wall which houses 14 screens showing various dashboards along with cable TV. Surrounding the open work area are offices, a conference room, mother’s room, wellness room and locker room. A common area adjacent the kitchen houses tables and booths to provide a space for employee breaks. M&CA provided all planning, architecture and interior design.

Advocate Aurora Health is the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 employees, including more than 22,000 nurses and the region’s largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience, and value-based care, the system serves nearly three million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, and pediatrics. .

Since 1974, Matthei & Colin Associates has specialized solely in the planning and design of healthcare environments. We are committed to collaboration with our clients by understanding the challenges and recognizing the opportunities. Through a proven process of listening, asking, and creating, we translate dialogue into design.

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William W. Heun, AIA, Principal
Matthei & Colin Associates, LLC

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