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KishHealth building new clinic in Rochelle

Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

KishHealth System has broken ground for a 10,000-square-foot medical office at 450 Coronado Drive in Rochelle. The building will face Illinois Route 38 and be located on the Walmart Supercenter property between North Point on the east and Grand Point on the west.

The building will house family medicine practitioners with KishHealth Physician Group, a lab collections center operated by KishHealth Laboratories, and a community room available free of charge to local nonprofit organizations.

“We have built more space than we will initially need since we plan to add services over time,” Michael Kokott, KishHealth System’s assistant vice president for marketing and planning, said in a news release.

“Once the foundation is in, the community will notice the building going up very quickly. The exterior is expected to be constructed in April, and the facility to be open in the fall,” Kokott said in the release.

PG Architects of Rockford is designing the building and managing the project. Local contractors will be used.

“We’ll be using as many local trades as possible, as we’ve done with other projects,” Kokott said.

He said the building will be similar in look and feel to KishHealth System physician offices in Genoa and Waterman and The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, which use similar wood and natural colors to complement the look of Kishwaukee Community Hospital, which was built in 2007.

Joe Dant, vice president of business development for KishHealth System, said the move to Rochelle will help support and grow the relationship many area residents already have with the DeKalb/Sycamore medical community.

“Many residents of Rochelle already seek care at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, and putting more convenient access to services seemed to make sense. Many people use Kish for maternity services, so we hope to offer a convenient way for them to access care for the whole family,” Dant said.

A public open house at the new facility will be held in the fall.

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