The Village of Huntley Board of Trustees approved Centegra Health System’s preliminary Planned Unit Development (PUD) for a 128-bed hospital in Huntley Aug. 22. The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved Centegra Health System’s plan for a 128-bed hospital in Huntley on July 24, 2012.
Prior to the board of trustee’s approval, the village’s plan commission and committee of the whole both approved the preliminary PUD. A final PUD is expected to be submitted and considered soon. As identified through the planning process, Centegra has worked closely with village staff to make improvements to the areas including the addition of access points, road widening and extensive landscaping.
“The support we’ve received from the village officials and staff has been amazing,” said Centegra Health System Chief Executive Officer Michael S. Eesley. “The enthusiasm for Centegra Hospital-Huntley has been strong from communities in southern McHenry and northern Kane counties. The community wants and needs this hospital and we couldn’t be happier to deliver it. Centegra has been an integral part of the region for nearly a century and we have no doubt that our future here will be even brighter than the past.”
Huntley Mayor Chuck Sass said, “This approval serves as an important milestone in our village’s history. Centegra Health System has been an outstanding partner for many years and Huntley is excited to welcome a full-service Centegra hospital to our village. Top-of-the-line healthcare close to home is exactly what our growing community needs.”
When completed, the hospital will feature 100 medical surgical beds, an eight-bed Intensive Care Unit, a full-service emergency department with a Level II trauma center, Level II special care nursery, non-invasive cardiology services, a helipad for transporting patients with the most critical needs and a dedicated women’s center.
The facility will be located on Centegra’s existing health and wellness campus at Reed and Haligus Roads. The campus currently includes an outpatient health center featuring Centegra Immediate Care and an advanced imaging center, physician offices and Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center.
The state of Illinois requires that major health care building projects be approved through a Certificate of Need process. Centegra Health System submitted its application for a new hospital in December of 2010. That process culminated with the positive vote from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board on July 24, 2012. It is anticipated that Centegra Hospital-Huntley will treat its first patients in 2016 and employ more than 1,000 area residents.
Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Physician Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and the widely anticipated Centegra Hospital–Huntley.
As the region’s leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community. For more information on Centegra Health System visit centegra.org, search Centegra Health System on Facebook and Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).