This is a multi-phased renovation of the entire existing NICU department to expand from a 44-patient, open-nursery floor plan to a 61-patient, private room (including three twin rooms) floor plan. The new plan includes family and staffing amenities including family waiting, concierge and respite, as well as new staff locker rooms, lounge, respiratory support and equipment / supply support.
The project is currently in Phase 2 with an anticipated completion in the Fall of 2018. Throughout the project duration, the existing, occupied NICU is remaining fully operational. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) methodology is being used in coordination with Advocate Christ Medical Center, user groups and the architect to minimize the impact to the existing facility, expedite the project schedule and minimize changes while the project is in progress.