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posted: 2/8/2013 5:14 PM

Advocate moving HQ to Downers Grove

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  • Advocate Health Care is moving workers from its Oak Brook campus, above, to a new Downers Grove headquarters.

    Advocate Health Care is moving workers from its Oak Brook campus, above, to a new Downers Grove headquarters.


Advocate Health Care said Friday it will relocate about 580 workers from its support centers in Oak Brook and Park Ridge to a new headquarters in Downers Grove.

Advocate will move 150 workers from Park Ridge and 430 from Oak Brook to 3 floors at 3075 Highland Parkway in Downers Grove. The move is expected to be complete by late spring.

While the new space will be smaller than the combined previous two offices, no staff cuts are expected, said Advocate spokeswoman Stephanie S. Johnson.

"There is not a reduction in any positions with the new office. We are able to configure space for all associates," Johnson said.

Advocate plans to create a new centralized business office at its current campus in Oak Brook. The CBO will combine all of Advocate's area patient access/registration and patient accounting operations into a single department.

Advocate made its decision to turn its Oak Brook campus into a CBO after reviewing 50 different sites across the state.

"We put a lot of time and thought into creating an ideal business office that would bring together our talented revenue staff in one central location," Dominic Nakis, chief financial officer, said in a statement. "Our Oak Brook space meets all of the requirements for establishing a state-of-the-art CBO, including its size and centralized location."

Advocate said Downers Grove is also an ideal location because of the strong relationships built with the village over the years, primarily through Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. Good Samaritan, which employs more than 2,600 people, has been there for 36 years.

"We are honored that the state's largest health care system has selected our community for their new headquarters," Downers Grove Mayor Martin Tully said in a statement. "Downers Grove will now be home to both Advocate Health Care and one of its premier hospitals: Advocate Good Samaritan."

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