NorthPointe Applies to Add Surgical Services

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

ROSCOE -- NorthPointe Health and Wellness Campus in Roscoe will soon celebrate its sixth anniversary of providing physician and wellness services. NorthPointe opened the innovative 170,000 square-foot facility in December, 2007. During their six years of operation, they have added needed services, expanded with specialized physicians and increased the number of patients seeking their care. Now NorthPointe, which operates under its affiliation with Beloit Health System, is researching the opportunity of adding an Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center.

“We have performed a feasibility study on the possibility of an outpatient surgical center at NorthPointe and the project makes sense to pursue,” states Gus Larson, Director of NorthPointe Health and Wellness Campus. “We have received Beloit Health System’s board approval to submit the necessary paperwork to the State of Illinois for a Certificate of Need (CON).”

Currently, NorthPointe Clinic provides primary and specialized care with over 30 physicians on staff. The Clinic provides weekday medical coverage, however, after-hours care is provided by their Immediate Care staff from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily. The Immediate Care physicians are all board certified in emergency medicine and provide timely diagnosis and treatment for most family emergencies.

“Adding an Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center is a vision that we have considered for several years now due to capacity issues in the current operating rooms at our hospital,” explains Tim McKevett, President of Beloit Health System. “As we evaluate the growth of NorthPointe and its medical services, we’ve established the next important service is to provide a surgical facility. We are excited about the potential to bring a higher level of care to the northern Illinois communities we serve.”

NorthPointe is the first comprehensive health campus of its kind, specifically designed to meet the rapidly growing healthcare needs of individuals and families in the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin area. It is situated on 122 acres of rolling prairie, located near the corners of Rockton and Willowbrook Roads, emphasizing the holistic healing approach to the campus. The Wellness component focuses on prevention including an indoor fitness center with over 100 pieces of fitness equipment and two swimming pools.

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