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WINFIELD, ILL. — Chicago-based RTKL Associates has been selected to design a $235 million patient building at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. The five-story, 276,000-square-foot facility will contain 202 private patient rooms. Each room will include a separate family area with a sleeper sofa, recliner, television and work station with Internet access. In addition, patient rooms will contain a bedside computer for staff that will be able to connect to the room’s television to share materials with the patient. The new building is expected to achieve LEED-Silver certification, and will serve as the new front entrance to the hospital. The main lobby of the building will connect the existing conference center and auditorium to the hospital by means of a two-story curving concourse facing a landscaped courtyard. Another two-story lobby will connect the new patient building to the ambulatory care pavilion and an existing parking garage. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2009, with completion expected in fall 2011. The new building is part of a hospital master plan also designed by RTKl that was completed in 2006. Currently under construction in anticipation of the new building is a 360-car parking lot and an expansion of the existing imaging department.

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