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SBL Critical Care Expansion

SBL Critical Care Expansion

Construction has begun at Sarah Bush Lincoln that will add 20 new beds to expand Critical Care Unit (CCU) to 14 larger rooms and create a Step Down Care unit adjacent to the CCU.

The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board (IHFSRB) approved the project that expands SBL’s Critical Care Unit and the adjacent Step-down Unit adding 20 new beds in total. A step-down unit is where patients receive care when they are not ill enough to be in the CCU, but they are not well enough to be on a traditional medical-surgical unit.

The project includes the renovation of 21,500-square-feet of space on the north side of the Health Center and 37,389 square feet of new construction. Along with the expansion of the CCU and Step-down Unit, the project provides space on the ground floor to enlarge the Lumpkin Education Center to include a Multidisciplinary Training Center to be used by Lake Land College, Eastern Illinois University and the SBL Health Occupations program. Materials Management will benefit from an expanded storage room.

The 58,000-square-foot and $30 million project will take about 18 months to complete.


SBL Bonutti Clinic

After 18 months of construction, the new Sarah Bush Lincoln Bonutti Clinic is opening in three phases.

Monday, February 14
The Orthopedic and Occupational Medicine Clinics, Interventional Pain Clinic and Diagnostic Imaging opened.

Monday, February 21
Physical and Occupational Therapy opened.

Third Phase
Opens in late summer 2022 after the front entrance of the building is complete, the old building removed and a parking lot is built. Internal Medicine Clinic, Pediatrics, Walk-In Clinic and the Laboratory will open at this time.