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The new hospital will bring about 500 construction jobs and 150 health care jobs to Crystal Lake, Mercyhealth Vice President of Government Relations Jennifer Hall said.
She said a team of architects and engineers will be present Jan. 3 for a more in-depth presentation.
In its current form, the small hospital design includes 111,346 square feet of space to house 13 medical-surgical beds, two intensive-care beds, a comprehensive emergency room, two operating rooms, full-service radiological imaging, a laboratory and a pharmacy. The 39,922-square-foot office building, which would be connected to the hospital, will have 42 examination rooms.
But a possible point of contention emerged from Wednesday’s meeting.
Organization officials who spoke at the meeting said Mercyhealth is concerned that the city is considering putting a road through the property that would extend Tek Drive to the east across Route 31 and connect it with a dead-end road on the east side of the hospital’s property.