Inpatient Projects: Despite court delay, Centegra still planning $233M Illinois hospital

HUNTLEY, Ill. – A late-October groundbreaking planned for a new hospital in Huntley has been postponed, perhaps until December, due to an ongoing court battle concerning the project’s certificate of need (CON) approval from the state.

Despite the setback, officials with Crystal Lake, Ill.-based Centegra Health System say they are confident that a judge will grant the system the right to build its planned 128-bed, $233 million hospital slated for a site just east of Haligus Road between Reed and Algonquin roads in Huntley. The growing village of about 23,000 residents is in the far northwest suburbs of Greater Chicago.

The court battle began when Advocate Health Care’s Sherman Hospital in Elgin, about 12 miles from the Centegra hospital site, as well as Wisconsin-based Mercy Health filed a suit calling for the Will County Circuit Court to cancel a CON issued for the Centegra project by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. The board approved the hospital project in July 2012.

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