Members of Northwestern Medical Center’s Senior Leadership Team dig into the groundbreaking on the hosptial’s front lawn last night. From left to right: Diane Leach Janelli, VP of Quality and Medical Staff Services, Tom Conley, VP of Human Resources and Organizational Development, Amy Putnam, Vice President of Physican Services, Dr. Lowrey Sullivan, Chief Medical Officer, Jane Catton, Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer, Jill Berry Bowen, CEO; Jonathan Billings, VP of Planning and Community Relations, Chris Hickey, CFO; and Joel Benware, VP of Information Systems and Compliance.

Work will begin on the first phase of construction this morning, starting with changes to Crest Road at the rear of the main hospital building. Patients and visitors should expect altered traffic patterns starting today.