The Future is Now: Previewing the New Sherman Hospital

October 1, 2009

This article was taken from the Fall 2009 Destinations newsletter. To download a copy for yourself, all you need to do is click here!


For more than a century, Sherman Hospital has provided outstanding healthcare and service to the community. In just a few months, we will begin another chapter in our history and continue our mission of service at Randall and Big Timber roads in Elgin— home of the new Sherman Hospital.

“The new hospital will enable Sherman to better serve patients, build upon Sherman’s reputation as the area’s leader in healthcare services and allow us to provide quality healthcare well into the future,” says Rick Floyd, President and CEO of Sherman Health.

With 255 private patient rooms, everything about the new hospital is designed to make patients and their families as comfortable as possible. The facility features beautiful views of our 15-acre lake and forest preserve, while indoors the space is bright and open to better promote healing. Other features of the new hospital include the following:

  • Reduced ER waits: The new emergency department will offer in-room check-in for reduced waiting times and greater patient comfort.
  • Private baths, sleeper sofas: All patient rooms come with a private bathroom; many rooms include a sleeper sofa for family and friends.
  • FREE Wi-Fi: Patients and families can stay connected with FREE wireless Internet access.
  • New food options: Families and visitors can relax in the family lounge, enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks on every unit, and eat a healthy meal in our food-court style cafeteria.
  • Comprehensive cancer care: The new stand-alone Cancer Care Center will offer a range of treatment options, including radiation oncology.
  • Reduced energy costs: An environmentally friendly geothermal lake will help heat and cool the hospital, saving more than $1 million each year in energy costs while promoting green initiatives in the community.
  • New immediate care center: The current Sherman Hospital at 934 Center Street in Elgin will be transformed into an immediate care center, which can treat minor injuries such as burns, broken bones, cuts, sprains and more.

Enlarged Space, Enhanced Healing: The new Sherman Hospital also features larger spaces to help doctors, nurses and staff work more efficiently. It will also help patients and visitors feel more comfortable, with a soothing environment that will boost healing. Among the expansions:

  • Operating Room: At the new hospital, each OR room is more than 600 square feet, compared to only 400 square feet at the old hospital.
  • Patient Rooms: At the new hospital, each private patient room is about 280 square feet, including a bathroom. At the Center Street campus, a typical double room was only about 215 square feet in size.
  • Emergency Department: At the new hospital, the larger ER is more than 27,000 square feet. On Center Street, the ER was only 12,000 square feet.

The new Sherman Hospital opens December 15th. To read all kinds of new information on the progress, click here to visit the brand new, fully redesigned Future of Sherman website!

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