ORLAND PARK, Ill. — Smith Senior Living has opened Smith Crossing Greenleaf Rehab, a 46-suite short-term rehabilitation expansion at its Smith Crossing community in the Chicago suburb of Orland Park.
The two-story, 45,222 square-foot building is connected with a passageway to the west side of the main building on Smith Crossing’s 32-acre. This expansion increases the total square footage of its main building to almost 506,000 square-feet of residences and common areas.
With the $24 million addition of the new rehab wing, Smith Crossing has invested $119 million in building its campus to respond to the growing demand for a full continuum of care.
Smith Senior Living began an 18-month study in 2018 that showed the community was only able to admit 11 percent of the patients seeking short-term rehabilitation there.
“Now that more older adults are scheduling elective surgery, Smith Crossing is proud to help them return to their life of independence,” says Kevin McGee, president and CEO of Smith Senior Living. “By increasing our capacity for short-term stay rehab we can help more people, especially those with more complex healthcare needs after surgery or a medical incident.”
Weis Construction, which built Smith Crossing’s first expansion in 2013, built the new rehab wing. Civil engineering firm Kimley-Horn is responsible for the design and development of the site for the new rehab wing, including its infrastructure, utilities, drainage and roadways. BBVA/Compass Bank provided construction financing.