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News Release: ERDMAN Announces New Partnership with Riverside HealthCare

Firm to begin planning and construction on new assisted living facility

MADISON, Wis. (Mar. 25, 2013) ERDMAN, a national leader in healthcare consulting, facility planning, development and design-build, today announced a new engagement with Riverside HealthCare, headquartered in Kankakee, Ill. Riverside Healthcare has partnered with ERDMAN to plan, develop and build a new $15 million assisted living facility in Bourbonnais, Ill.

 ERDMAN will be designing the new 75,000 sq. ft. facility, which will hold a total of 80 beds in two 16-unit one bedroom assisted living units and four 12-unit memory care studio apartments. The residential units are developed into smaller neighborhoods to create a smaller-scale environment better suited to the residents.

 “ERDMAN’s design concept of community spaces that are intentionally small-scaled offer an intimate and nurturing homelike environment,” said Michael Mutterer, vice president of Riverside Medical Center’s Senior Living Division. “In keeping with the latest research on environmental design to treat the symptoms of memory loss, our neighborhood concept will enable residents to function at their highest level. In the right environment, with the right programs, coupled with a high level of personalized care and attention, seniors with varying stages of memory loss can live a more healthful, active and independent life.”

 The facility will have a commercial kitchen for main food production with serving kitchens supporting each neighborhood. A café also will be included as part of the main kitchen. In addition, the facility will house administrative office space, a community room, a rehab therapy suite and spa. Supplemental support space for laundry and other daily living activities also will be included in development of the facility.

 “We’re eager to work with Riverside HealthCare to develop a long-term facility accessible to those seeking assisted living services,” said President and CEO of ERDMAN, Brian Happ. “The community spaces we’ve designed allow us to meet Riverside’s goals of providing patients with a more personal environment that facilitates a greater quality of life.”

 ERDMAN anticipates the projected to break ground in May.

About ERDMAN (http://www.erdman.com)
ERDMANSM works as a trusted partner to ensure our client’s facility strategies are aligned to achieve their goals. Our integrated approach combines strategy, capital and real estate through a foundation of collaboration and strong relationships. We strive to create inspired, efficient, patient-centric environments that drive exceptional healthcare outcomes. 

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