A representation of the new Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center in Crystal Lake under construction on Route 31 and Three Oaks Road. | Photo provided.

Construction of a $ 105 million Mercyhealth hospital in Crystal Lake with a 24/7 emergency room has begun, the company said.

Mercyhealth held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for its new multi-specialty clinic and hospital, which will be located near Route 31 and Three Oaks Road in Crystal Lake.

The $ 105 million facility will have private inpatient and intensive care suites, operating suites, emergency and diagnostic services, and primary and specialty medical offices.

“This project has been a long 25 year journey as we continue our efforts to provide emergency and hospital services to the Crystal Lake community for the first time,” said Javon R. Bea, President and CEO of Mercyhealth.

“We have been privileged to have provided high quality medical and outpatient care to residents of the region for many years, and we are excited to take our services to the next level with this new multi-specialist clinic and hospital. Most of all, we’re excited to provide Crystal Lake residents with access to emergency services that Crystal Lake has been lacking for decades, ”said Bea.

Crystal Lake’s emergency room will be staffed 24/7 with certified emergency medical technicians who will be able to treat a variety of medical conditions, from chest pain and heart problems to head injuries, broken bones, abdominal pain, lacerations, breathing difficulties and more.

A representation of the new Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center in Crystal Lake under construction on Route 31 and Three Oaks Road. | Photo provided.

Attendees at Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony included Mercyhealth executives, State Senator Craig Wilcox, Crystal Lake Mayor Haig Haleblian, Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bill Eich, and McHenry County’s Assistant Medical Director Dr . Amarish Davé.

Mercyhealth said the new facility will provide integrated, coordinated and convenient healthcare for patients, especially for elderly patients who need to travel to different locations to see different doctors.

The company also said the facility will have a significant economic impact on the Crystal Lake area by creating 350 new construction and craft jobs during the facility’s construction.

In addition, there will be 134 permanent positions in the healthcare sector, including doctors, nurses, dietitians, domestic help and professional support services.

The expected opening date of the Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center – Crystal Lake is summer 2023.