Memorial East petitions to build medical office building

Memorial Hospital petitions to build medical office buildingSHILOH – Despite having been open less than a month, Memorial Hosptial East will be growing again soon with the construction of a three-story 70,500 square foot office building.

Memorial Regional Health Services, Metro-East Services, Inc., Memorial Group, Inc. and BJC HealthCare have filed a Certificate of Need application with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board (IHFSRB) to construct the building adjacent to the new Shiloh based hospital.

“Construction of a medical office building in Shiloh always has been a strategic priority for this site in order to support demand for outpatient services at Memorial Hospital East,” said Mark J. Turner, president of Memorial Regional Health Services.  “Our strategic affiliation with BJC HealthCare allows us to begin this project sooner than expected.”

Turner said that physician practices currently located within Memorial Hospital East will relocate to suites in the new medical office building along with new physician practices and services.

Holland Construction Services has been selected to build the $22 million facility on the 94-acre site. The Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing team includes Icon Mechanical, Kaiser Electric, and Bergmann-Roscoe Plumbing. Ahern Fire Protection/Ardor Fire Protection will serve as fire protection.

The site plan does include a provision for a second phase for the medical office building.

The Certificate of Need application is expected to be reviewed by the IHFSRB at its August meeting. If approved, construction will begin later this year with completion slated for fourth quarter 2017.

Memorial East opened on April 12 of this year. The 94-bed, 207,212 square foot facility was a $124 million project that began in 2011, with a groundbreaking in 2014.