Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital has formally applied to a state board to begin a $389 million expansion and modernization project that would add nearly 100 beds to meet growing demand.
The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board must approve the project, which Northwestern officials discussed at a Lake Forest city council meeting earlier this year. If approved, the project could be complete by April 2028, according to an application submitted to the board.
Northwestern is proposing building an addition on to the hospital. The project would add 96 inpatient beds, including 12 intensive care unit beds. The hospital would also relocate and expand its emergency department, imaging equipment and inpatient rehabilitation services.
It would include about 290,000-square-feet of new construction.
More to come.