The 2000s have seen a great deal of expansion and improvement at many Springfield Clinic locations, including the initial construction of Springfield Clinic 1st, the development and renovation of Springfield Clinic's Main Campus, and the completion of Springfield Clinic Taylorville and Springfield Clinic Lincoln.
In 2012, we announced the expansion of Springfield Clinic 1st and broke ground on the new Jacksonville medical office building located on the grounds of Passavant Area Hospital, which houses physicians from both Springfield Clinic and Memorial Health System.
We hope visitors will enjoy a "ground floor up" look at each of these major building projects from the past several years.
In June 2012, construction began on a 132,000-square-foot expansion of Springfield Clinic 1st. The site, north of the current building, was previously the location of an employee parking lot.
Completed in March 2006, SC 1st is used by more than 100 Springfield Clinic specialists in orthopedics, rheumatology, neurology, neurological surgery, OB/GYN, general surgery, colon and rectal surgery, vascular surgery, urology and cardiology. A skywalk extending over Dodge Street will connect the two buildings.
The new construction will include a parking garage that will hold nearly 600 vehicles. Patients will have walk-in access to physicians’ offices from each level of the garage. Memorial Health System will be funding the $60.5 million dollar project.
“Memorial Health System is very pleased to join with Springfield Clinic in the construction of this medical office building to serve the healthcare needs of Springfield and the central Illinois region,” said Ed Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health System. “This project further strengthens our mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.”
“Our need for additional space is evident,” said Randy Bryant, chief executive officer at Springfield Clinic. “We’ve experienced a 67 percent increase in the number of physicians practicing at Springfield Clinic 1st, and quite frankly, we’re busting at the seams.”
Springfield Clinic officials expect the new facility to accommodate approximately 65 additional physicians, surgeons and mid-level providers.
“Planning the expansion has allowed us to redesign the delivery of our services to better meet our patients’ health care needs and significantly improve operational efficiency,” Bryant said.
Plans for the expanded medical office space include a women’s health center on the first two floors, consolidating Springfield Clinic’s two OB/GYN practices and creating opportunities for other women’s health specialists to provide care in the same location. The building’s third floor will house Springfield Clinic’s general surgery and colon and rectal surgery departments; the fourth floor will accommodate Springfield Clinic’s cancer care center.
In October 2012, Springfield Clinic, in partnership with O’Shea Healthcare Builders, proudly presented “Pink Steel: Building Strength from Within.” The event, held Thursday, October 25th, on the construction site of the new Springfield Clinic 1st expansion at 1st and Dodge Streets, recognized all those affected by breast cancer—from survivors and their loved ones to those whose battles were lost. The event’s name—Pink Steel—has a double meaning. While it figuratively describes the strength within breast cancer patients and survivors, the term is also literal—the Springfield Clinic 1st expansion will be constructed by Selvaggio Steel of Springfield using steel beams coated in pink. Find out more about Pink Steel.
Construction is expected to be completed in Summer 2014. BSA Life Structures of St. Louis is the architect. Harold O’Shea Builders of Springfield is the general contractor.
By 2002, with many of Springfield Clinic's medical offices bursting at the seams, the time was right to consider a consolidation that would provide patients with greater access, improve facilities for physicians and staff and reduce the overhead of maintaining multiple locations. A strategic plan was conceived to centralize surgical specialties into a single location that would allow better proximity to both Springfield hospitals and patients.
In 2004, construction began on a 118,000+ square foot structure adjacent to Memorial Medical Center in the heart of the Mid-Illinois Medical District in Springfield. The building was designed by BSA LifeStructures of Indianapolis, Indiana and Harold O'Shea Builder of Springfield, Illinois served as general contractor.
The project was completed by early spring 2006 and fully operational in July of that same summer. The building houses approximately 70 medical specialists, and ancillary services including lab, physical therapy and radiology.
Demand for MRI services exceeded the capacity of Springfield Clinic's unit at its Main Campus facility and in 2008, plans were made for the construction of an addition to Springfield Clinic 1st which would house a new 3.0 Tesla MRI, the latest in digital MRI technology.
A groundbreaking was held during the cold winter months of 2009 and with favorable weather conditions, construction, completed by Harold O'Shea Builders of Springfield, Illinois, move along well throughout the spring. By June, the expansion was complete and equipment was carefully moved into the facility. Special construction accommodations were made to install the MRI's camera.
Representatives of Springfield's Chamber of Commerce and Springfield Clinic were on hand to celebrate the grand opening in Fall of 2009. The unit is fully operational and offers convenient access to state-of-the-art MRI imaging at Springfield Clinic 1st.
On June 2, 2009, representatives of Springfield Clinic, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and the Lincoln community gathered for official ceremonies that began construction of a new 116,000-square-foot hospital and an adjacent 21,000 square-foot medical office building.
The $50-million, two-story building constructed on Lincoln's west side, near the Logan County Fairgrounds was completed in February of 2011. The master design, started in 2003, is the work of Pansing, Noland & Matlock Ltd, a full-service architectural design firm located in Webster Grove, Missouri. The firm specializes in healthcare projects and innovative patient-focused design elements. Harold O'Shea Builders of Springfield served as the project's general contractor.
A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held March 10, 2011. The event, held in the lobby of the newly constructed ALMH, featured a number of speakers, including Springfield Clinic's Board Chairman, Dr. Kenneth Sagins, and Springfield Clinic provider and President of the ALMH Board, Dr. Melissa Cox.
The new facility opened for business March 28, 2011.
In May of 2010, Springfield Clinic launched construction of a new medical office building in Jacksonville. The facility, located at 1000 W. Morton Avenue, is the new home for Springfield Clinic Prompt Care Jacksonville, a no-appointment, walk-in medical clinic. Prompt Care Jacksonville’s office accommodations will include a spacious and comfortable patient waiting area, six exam rooms, a lab, digital x-ray, and physician and business offices. Approximately one-third of the building’s total area has been reserved for future expansion.
The Chief Operating Officer at Springfield Clinic, is responsible for the construction and launch of the new service line in Jacksonville. “We believe the Morton Avenue property is an ideal setting for Prompt Care services. Its central location on one of the community’s main thoroughfares will make it extremely easy for patients to access." The building, formerly occupied by Advanced Auto Parts, will undergo extensive renovation this summer to accommodate the needs of the medical practice. The current structure, an open 7,000 square foot single story building, will require plumbing, framing and drywall to build out the interior. Harold O’Shea Builders of Springfield is the general contractor on the project. Following an Open House Event on September 3, the new Springfield Clinic Prompt Care Jacksonville opened for business September 6th.
In February 2012, construction began on a new Jacksonville medical office building. The 70,700 square foot structure will house physician offices for both Memorial Physician Services and Springfield Clinic physicians. Over 50 physicians, surgeons, and mid-level providers representing family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, urology, cardiology, and allergy/asthma/pulmonology will be in the facility. Work areas for imaging and laboratory services are also included. The medical office building will be connected to Passavant by an indoor walkway.
The project is expected to be complete by October 2013. BSA Life Structures of St. Louis is the architect. Harold O’Shea Builders of Springfield is the general contractor. Estimated cost of the project is $27.6 million.
Randy Bryant, Springfield Clinic’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “For more than a decade, Springfield Clinic has been a proud partner in the Jacksonville medical community, and our commitment to the delivery of high quality health care to the region has never been stronger.”
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