Likely you noticed the summer demolition of the old nursing school and pool at Rush Oak Park Hospital. What’s next at the corner of Madison Street and Maple Avenue? A much-needed, state-of-the-art emergency department.
Groundbreaking for the 20,000-square-foot ER is set for Friday, Sept. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Rush Oak Park’s building plans are set to go before the Oak Park Plan Commission this week. Seemingly, they anticipate that the two-story structure will be less controversial than the 18-story Albion Residential project just rejected by the commission.
Construction will take just over a year, with a grand opening planned for late 2018 or early 2019. In the meantime, the current cramped but hardworking ER will be open for business.