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Community Welcomes Alexian Brothers Women And Children's Hospital

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 3,000 people joined the Alexian Brothers and leaders of Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) to celebrate the upcoming opening of Alexian Brothers Women & Children's Hospital during an eight-day series of events at the Hoffman Estates facility.

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The $125 million hospital is scheduled to open April 6 and will provide convenient access to a broad continuum of advanced pediatric care that families in Chicago's northwest suburbs previously could receive only by traveling much longer distances.

"The focus of this hospital is very sub-specialized," said Mark Frey, ABHS President and Chief Executive Officer, who spoke during blessing, dedication and ribbon-cutting events at the hospital March 15. "This facility is designed to offer some of the most comprehensive and complex sub-specialized care that can be done anywhere in the world. Neurosurgery for children is one example. Surgical oncology is another."

Located on the campus of St. Alexius Medical Center, the 126-bed, six-level hospital features:

  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a full complement of pediatric sub-specialty physicians to care for the tiniest babies. The fourth-floor NICU has 26 private rooms, including 16 critical-care beds and 10 "step-down" beds for infants whose conditions are improving and/or less critical. Some rooms adjoin each other to accommodate families with multiple births, and all rooms include a sofa bed so parents or other family members can stay overnight with infants. The unit will provide care for premature babies born earlier than 30 weeks or weighing less than 2.75 lbs., and for babies with complications such as heart-valve problems, hernias and neurological issues.    
  • The Center for Pediatric Brain, which will bring together existing ABHS pediatric neurological programs in a convenient outpatient location on the hospital's first floor. The center will provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary neurological care for children with brain, nervous-system and neuromuscular disorders. The center also offers autism programs, a concussion clinic for young athletes, and a pediatric epilepsy program that features an epilepsy monitoring unit provided in partnership with Rush University Medical Center. ABHS has recruited some of the nation's leading physicians in pediatric neuroscience to care for children at the Center for Pediatric Brain.  
  • Expansive Mother/Baby Services. The fifth and sixth floors of the hospital are dedicated to mothers and babies. The sixth floor includes three operating rooms, six triage bays, eight private ante partum suites, and 14 private labor/delivery/recovery suites. The fifth floor includes 32 private and spacious mother-baby suites, each with a comfortable chair and a sofa bed, and a well baby nursery with room for 18 infants.

The second floor of the 210,000-square-foot hospital features an eight-bed pediatric intensive care unit and 20 large, private pediatric suites, each with furnishings that include a comfortable chair and a sofa bed. The hospital also includes a large day surgery area and is physically connected to CN Emergikids, an emergency room for children at St. Alexius Medical Center.

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