Rockford Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic,   816 Featherstone Road, Rockford
Rockford Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic,   816 Featherstone Road, Rockford
ROSEMONT – McShane Construction Co. said it has completed construction of the 32,150 square foot Rockford Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic.
A development of Rockford VA LLC, the new single-story medical facility for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is located on a 3.9-acre site at 816 Featherstone Road, near Mulford Avenue in Rockford.   
The outpatient clinic was built to meet LEED-Silver certification and includes sustainable features such as a geothermal heating and cooling system, recycled materials and abundant natural light within the expansive lobby and common areas. The features provide an overall energy savings of approximately 40 percent when compared to traditionally constructed facilities of similar size and scope.    
The interior of the clinic incorporates a large public waiting area and lobby, numerous physician offices, treatment rooms, staff support areas, pharmacy, diagnostic testing capabilities and laboratories.  Additionally, the medical facility offers integrated primary care and mental health services, physical therapy, clinical pharmacy, podiatry, women’s health, basic radiology and contains an on-site laboratory.
The building was constructed with tinted precast panels and features a sand-blasted exterior complemented by thin-set brick accents.  The facility includes a large exterior entrance canopy, in addition to a separate canopy and entrance to accommodate ambulance traffic.  Numerous security features, including cameras, key card restricted areas, emergency call buttons, laminated glass and blast resistant materials, have also been incorporated.
 “McShane Construction is pleased to have provided the comprehensive construction services for developer Rockford VA, LLC, on behalf of their client, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,” said McShane Construction President Jeffrey A. Raday. “Our extensive expertise in constructing outpatient clinics and medical office facilities contributed toward the advancement of serving the healthcare needs of the Rockford area’s Veterans.”
Marasco & Associates, Inc. provided the architectural services.