Hoffman Estates officials have approved construction of a $6 million addition to the Amita Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, Hoffman Estates, Ill. According to an article in the Daily Herald, the three story, 14,673-square-foot expansion is intended to relieve congestion in the building without increasing the number of beds.

Reporter Eric Peterson writes: “This expansion will include clinical space, consultation rooms, group rooms, offices, work rooms, a break room and new restrooms on each floor. The 141-bed facility is the 10th largest behavioral health hospital in the U.S., offering specialized services for mental health problems and recovery from substance abuse…Construction of the addition is estimated to take 11 months from the time it begins.”