HSA PrimeCare Breaks Ground on 40,000 SF Medical Office Building on Silver Cross Hospital Campus in New Lenox, Ill.


HSA PrimeCare broke ground on a 40,000-square-foot medical office pavilion on Silver Cross Hospital’s campus in New Lenox, Ill., immediately west of the I-355/I-80 interchange. Scheduled for completion in December 2019, the state-of-the-art facility will house the hospital’s urgent care, occupational health and primary care clinics, among other medical tenants, and will be situated on the west side of campus on Silver Cross Boulevard, just south of the new Silver Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital.

“Silver Cross is very excited to offer urgent-care services on the hospital campus as a faster, easier alternative to the emergency room for the treatment of minor injuries and illnesses,” said Molly Brusca, administrative director of physician relations at Silver Cross Hospital.

Silver Cross Urgent Care will offer patients prompt care and treat myriad conditions — from the common cold and flu to infections, minor burns and allergic reactions. Patients will be treated by a licensed clinical practitioner and will enjoy convenient hours and easy access to other on-campus medical services. Housed in the same building, Silver Cross’ occupational health and primary care clinics will provide additional healthcare services.

“We are pleased to once again assist Silver Cross Hospital with the continued expansion of its hospital campus,” said John Wilson, president of HSA PrimeCare. “With the existing buildings approaching full capacity, it’s the ideal time to develop yet another cutting-edge facility that will give additional healthcare providers the opportunity to establish a presence on campus.”

HSA PrimeCare has a longstanding partnership with Silver Cross Hospital dating back to 2008, when the hospital first chose the firm to develop and manage the two-story, 53,000-square-foot medical office building primarily occupied by Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago physician offices, Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, and Hinsdale Orthopedics. The hospital again selected HSA PrimeCare to develop the state-of-the-art University of Chicago Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital operated by Silver Cross Hospital and University of Chicago Medicine in 2011 and to expand the facility to 21,000 square feet in 2014. That year, the firm also developed Silver Cross’ 30,000-square-foot business center to house offices, hospital support departments, EMS training and IT for the hospital.

Strategically located at the confluence of I-355 and I-80 in growing New Lenox, Silver Cross Hospital is the premier location for healthcare delivery to Chicago’s southwest suburbs. Eppstein Uhen Architects is the architect for the new project, while PREMIER Design + Build is serving as general contractor.

For more information on joining these healthcare providers in the new on-campus medical pavilion, please contact HSA PrimeCare’s leasing team, Robert Titzer and Olivia Wirth.

HSA PrimeCare Recognized as a Healthcare Influencer by Real Estate Forum Magazine

In the December 2018 edition of Real Estate Forum Magazine (RE Forum), the publication recognized HSA PrimeCare in its national list of Influencers in Health Care Real Estate. The article acknowledged the firm for working with leading healthcare providers across the country to provide strategic real estate solutions in a sector that faces continuous change.

HSA PrimeCare president, John Wilson was highlighted for assembling a team of healthcare real estate experts and joining forces with HSA Commercial Real Estate to create the HSA PrimeCare division in 1995. More than two decades later, HSA PrimeCare continues to positively impact the sector by focusing on patient needs in the development and management of the firm’s growing portfolio totaling more than one million square feet. “It’s important to approach the brick-and-mortar as if you were a patient,” Wilson says. This patient-centered approach has contributed to HSA PrimeCare’s continued success in the healthcare real estate industry.

RE Forum also featured HSA PrimeCare’s recent development, the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Drexel Town Square Health Center in Oak Creek, Wisc., which opened to the public early this year. The 109,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility sits adjacent to walking paths at Emerald Preserve Park and offers a wide spectrum of services to provide an urban feel with elements of nature that encourage wellness.

Congratulations to John and the HSA PrimeCare team on this recognition! Click here to read the full article in the digital edition of Real Estate Forum Magazine.

VIDEO: Healthcare Real Estate Trends in 2018

In a video interview recently featured in Commercial Property Executive, HSA Commercial Real Estate Vice Chairman and CEO Bob Smietana offers insights on changes in the healthcare real estate landscape in 2018.

As the delivery of care model continues to evolve in healthcare, Bob expects to see continued growth and development of outpatient facilities in 2018.

“That [delivery of care] model has changed from going to a hospital campus, going to a large parking garage, and having your diagnostic tests done there and seeing your family doctor,” Smietana says in the video. “Healthcare is being delivered in convenient locations to the consumer now.”

Bob references the 109,000-square-foot Drexel Town Square Health Center in Oak Creek, Wis., which HSA PrimeCare developed in 2017 in partnership with Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, as an example of healthcare providers delivering institutional-quality care in neighborhood locations that are easily-accessible to their patient base. As Bob points out, some health systems are even opening clinics and specialty facilities in shopping centers to take advantage of the visibility, convenience, and synergy that traditional retail environments have to offer.

“[Medical facilities] are giving shopping centers a boost in terms of additional shopper traffic but also allowing diversity in the tenant space in the retail centers themselves,” Smietana adds.

Finally, Bob discusses the joint-venture fund that HSA PrimeCare formed with USAA insurance company to target “value-add existing healthcare real estate” and development opportunities in an 11-state territory across the Midwest. As Bob details in the video, the fund has already acquired four properties since its formation and is currently exploring a variety of new investment opportunities.

2018 is already shaping up to be a busy year for HSA PrimeCare, the national healthcare real estate division of HSA Commercial. Stay tuned to our website for announcements about new acquisitions and development projects!

To watch the entire video interview with Bob Smietana, please visit HSA Commercial’s YouTube page. Click here to read Commercial Property Executive’s coverage of the video.