Editor's note: This story clarifies and earlier version.
DuPage Medical Group officials are crediting a warm, dry winter with keeping construction of their $39 million medical office and cancer center on schedule to open its doors in December in Lisle.
The 95,000-square-foot facility at 430 Warrenville Road will have two wings, one to house physicians and primary care offices, urology specialists, plastic surgeons and other specialists. The Rush Health System oncology center will be housed in the second wing.
"We've formed an arrangement with Rush to lease space where they will provide chemotherapy infusion treatments. It will also allow for Rush and group physicians to collaborate on oncology cases," said Chief Operating Officer Dennis Fine. "This means patients will have access to their physicians on-site and won't have to drive downtown. They'll have immediate access to all physicians providing their care."
Fine said DuPage Medical Group is Illinois' largest independent physician group practice comprised of more than 350 physicians who care for roughly 375,000 patients at 45 offices.
Rush is a not-for-profit academic medical center with a medical staff of about 890 with about 35,000 patient admissions a year.