from the inside: 02-24-10
Photos by Jeff Rumage
Nearly 10 years of planning
will finally pay off for Aurora Health Care on Saturday, when the organization
unveils its $189 million medical center to the public during an open house.
The new medical center will
feature 117 beds within an 800,000-square-foot facility at the southeast corner
of Interstate 94 and Highway 67 in the town of Summit.
The public is invited to
tour the hospital at 36500 Aurora Drive from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The entire building is four
stories tall but has the ability to be taller, because all of the mechanicals
are located in a small building closer to I-94. An underground tunnel connects
the mechanical building to the hospital.
The Vince Lombardi Cancer
Clinic is currently two stories tall but has the potential to add another two
The facility has entrances
at the ambulance, hospital, emergency room, Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic and the
main entrance to the Wilkinson Clinic.
From the entrance of the
clinic, visitors can see all the way down to the hospital. Visitors can also
regain their sense of place in the building through an open-air courtyard in the
middle of the facility.