By GREG WERNER, Guest Essay, Quintessential Barrington Magazine
(Photo Courtesy Tao Zhang / Quintessential Barrington)
As the leader of the Chicago office of Mortenson Construction, I am completely invested in the success of every project. The modernization of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, however, has hit closer to home than most—literally.
I live less than 10 minutes from the hospital. My family moved to Barrington 15 years ago, our youngest daughter was born at Good Shepherd, and we have spent quite a few days and nights at the ER for sports injuries and other minor emergencies. In other words, I know first-hand how important the hospital is to the Barrington community and the need to secure its future.
I can say with total confidence that we have hit a home run as the builder on this incredible project. The three-year, top-to-bottom renovation and building expansion is delivering many major improvements, including private patient rooms, new operating rooms, and new main entrance and drop-off areas...