MEDICAL DISTRICT — The University of Illinois at Chicago aims to build a $191 million outpatient surgery and specialty center in the Medical District on the Near West Side.
Through a public-private partnership, the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System and Provident Resources Group aim to build the six-story outpatient facility at the corner of Wood and Taylor streets.
The proposed 200,000-square-foot facility would house a new outpatient surgery and endoscopy wing and a variety of multi-specialty procedure floors. The building will be connected to University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago’s main hospital via a bridge, according to paperwork filed with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board.
The need for the facility comes after the hospital has seen a 5 percent annual growth in outpatient surgeries, said Mike Zenn, CEO, University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics.
“The new outpatient surgery and multi-specialty procedure floors are designed to meet this demand in a much more efficient and patient-friendly setting,” Zenn in a statement. “It will also allow for expanding the number of complex inpatient surgeries being performed in the main hospital’s surgery facility, for which there is also a growing demand.”
The new outpatient facility would include specialty clinics including urology, pharmacy, imaging and translate units.
If approved by the state, Zenn said the project could break ground in August and would be completed in 2022.
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