State panel considers new rehab center in Arlington Heights
A decision could come as early as June 28 on a plan to build a new facility in Arlington Heights that specializes in helping people rehabilitate after surgery.
Transitional Care Management of Rosemont wants to demolish the AT&T building at 1200 N. Arlington Heights Road and construct a 30,000-square-foot, two-story facility with 120 beds in private suites.
The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board should have the question of whether the facility is needed on its next meeting agenda, said Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold. The board will accept public comments on the project through June 8.
The project also would have to pass through the village approval processes.
The average patient stay at the Arlington Heights facility would be 22 to 30 days, according to an item on the village website. No outpatient physical therapy or long-term residency would be offered.
Opponents have said the proposed services are already available at other locations in Arlington Heights, such as the Lutheran Home and The Moorings.