Ziegler Companies: Announces opening of Valley West medical office building in Sandwich, Illinois

Pat Brophy
(414) 978-6423
[email protected]

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Ziegler Companies, Inc., through its Ziegler Healthcare Real Estate Funds, is pleased to announce the opening of one of its investment properties. The Valley West Medical Office Building in Sandwich, Illinois, developed by Irgens Health Care Facilities Group, recently opened its doors to patients.

The Valley West Medical Office Building is a 37,627 square foot, on-campus medical facility. The two-story, Class A development was developed by Irgens Health Care Facilities Group, a division of Irgens Development Partners, LLC. The building is located on the campus of the Valley West Community Hospital and will serve as a center for diagnostic imaging, cardiac rehabilitation and physical therapy. The new Medical Office Building and its services will complement the Hospital’s current patient care and services.

“Our goal is to enhance patient access to care in the communities in which we invest,” says John Sweet, Managing Director of Ziegler Healthcare Real Estate Funds. “I believe this goal can be accomplished with our investment in the Valley West Medical Office Building. The new space will allow the hospital and physicians to offer more to those in need of medical care in Sandwich and DeKalb County.”

Connected to the Valley West Medical Office Building by an enclosed walkway, the Valley West Community Hospital is a critical access hospital which provides comprehensive healthcare services, including inpatient acute and nonacute care, and various outpatient services to the residents of Sandwich, Illinois and DeKalb County. Valley West Community Hospital has a medical staff of over 70 physicians and represents board certification in more than 25 specialties.

About Ziegler:

The Ziegler Companies, Inc. (symbol: ZGCO) is a growth-oriented boutique investment banking and investment services firm with a primary focus in the healthcare, senior living and church and school sectors. Operations encompass capital markets (capital advisory services, bond underwriting, mortgage banking, institutional sales and trading) and wealth management, including asset management and investment services.

Nationally, Ziegler’s Capital Markets is ranked as one of the leading investment banking firms for not-for-profit healthcare and senior living providers, as well as religious institutions and schools.

Ziegler Wealth Management (retail brokerage) encompasses investment and consulting services for individuals, families, business owners and institutions. It operates a network of financial advisors throughout Wisconsin and the nation.

Ziegler Capital Management, LLC sponsors the North Track family of mutual funds and provides separate account management for individuals, corporations, foundations and endowments. Total assets under management are approximately $3.5 billion.

Ziegler’s alternative investing activities include raising and deploying capital through private investment funds with investment objectives related to the real estate, services and technology sectors of the healthcare and senior living industries. Ziegler Healthcare Real Estate Funds is a series of private-equity funds managed by B.C. Ziegler and Company, designed to invest nationwide in the acquisition and development of medical-related real estate. These facilities may include medical office buildings, outpatient treatment and diagnostic facilities, physician group practice clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, or other facilities occupied by healthcare providers. For more information on Ziegler or its healthcare real estate capabilities, please contact Pat Brophy at [email protected] or visit www.zhref.com.

About Irgens Health Care Facilities Group:

For this medical office project, Irgens was retained to assist the health system in master planning their hospital campus, financing the project, leasing the space, overseeing design and construction, and navigating the project through the Illinois regulatory environment.

Irgens Health Care Facilities Group is a division of Irgens Development Partners, LLC that provides full-service real estate solutions for medical office building and ambulatory care facility projects throughout the United States. The company’s core service lines include third party development, development management/owner representation, consulting/advisory service and asset/property management and leasing.

More information on Irgens can be found at www.irgensllc.com.