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Exciting News… Closed Westlake Hospital Will Open as Woodlake Hospital

December 3, 2021

Woodlake Hospital located at 1225 W Lake Street, Melrose Park IL, parent company Cedar Health located in Lakewood, New Jersey are excited to reopen the historic landmark, once known as Westlake Hospital.

Woodlake Hospital will occupy approximately 270,024 gross square feet and will have 80 acute mental illness beds (referred to as AMI beds), 60 long term care beds (referred to as Skilled Nursing), 44 long term acute care beds, 3 intensive care unit beds, and 3 med surg beds, to support the long-term acute care unit, and 40 comprehensive physical rehabilitation beds.

Woodlake will have 230 private rooms and a FHQC Urgent Care Center that will service patients regardless of their ability to pay. It will do so by accepting Medicaid and through its charity care program. Like the charity care program provided by Westlake, uninsured patients at Woodlake can apply for financial assistance, with certain individuals being deemed presumptively eligible due to their financial status.

Woodlake anticipates spending about $40 million to reopen the hospital and bring 500-600 permanent jobs. We are excited about our investment in this community and based on our talks with other community leaders, look forward to a period of growth and change for this area.

Cedar Health completed the purchase on October 17th,2021 and construction began immediately. We are proud to announce our Occupational Health Services is slated to open first Quarter of 2022, located at 1111 Superior St, Suite 506 in the Medical Office Building, on the Woodlake Campus. As construction moves ahead at full speed, we are anticipating for our first inpatient unit opening to be in the second Quarter of 2022.

Last modified: December 3, 2021