Vista breaks ground on Lindenhurst medical office building

  • This is a drawing of the Lindenhurst Medical Office Building presented Wednesday during the groundbreaking ceremony by Vista Health System.

    This is a drawing of the Lindenhurst Medical Office Building presented Wednesday during the groundbreaking ceremony by Vista Health System. drawing provided by Vista Health System

  • Dr. Yashbir Mehta, radiology oncologist, looks at a drawing during the groundbreaking ceremony for Vista Health System's Lindenhurst Medical Office Building.

    Dr. Yashbir Mehta, radiology oncologist, looks at a drawing during the groundbreaking ceremony for Vista Health System's Lindenhurst Medical Office Building. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
By Samantha Bilharz
sbilharz@dailyherald.com
Updated 6/30/2011 9:39 AM

Vista Health System broke ground Wednesday on a new $9.2 million medical office building on the company's budding medical campus in Lindenhurst.

The 45,000-square-foot facility will have a cancer-treatment center, an Illinois Bone and Joint Center, and an advanced radiation oncology center, officials said.

 

"I'm looking forward to not only breaking soil today, but really seeing this come to completion and getting this facility open, creating new jobs, new opportunities and helping serve the residents in this community," Lindenhurst Trustee Dominic Marturano said.

The Lindenhurst Medical Office Building is expected to open in late 2012 at Grand Avenue and N. Deep Lake Road.

It will be located near the Vista Surgery Center and the Freestanding Emergency Center set to open in July.

"We have a hospital without beds here now, a free-standing emergency department, surgery center, full diagnostics, MRI, CT lab, physical therapy and physician offices. We have really run out of space so we need a medical office to continue to expand Vista services and to provide space for physicians," President and CEO of Vista Health System Barbara Martin said.

Over time, Martin said, she hopes to have 10 to 15 physicians at the medical office building.

Vista Health System hopes to eventually build a hospital in Lindenhurst. Martin said the timing for a hospital is unknown and will depend on the state.

"Our goal is to get the Lindenhurst campus successful, and we will continue to look for the right time for a potential hospital," she said.