The University of Chicago Medicine has invested $US 815 million for construction of the city’s first freestanding cancer hospital in USA.
Located at East 57th Street between South Maryland and Drexel Avenues, the new 575,000-square-foot facility, will have an enhanced design that includes feedback from patients and residents of the South Side.
The cancer center project with the ability for future expansion will include patient-focused enhancements including a redesign of the ground-floor space to be a community hub for cancer prevention, screening and diagnoses, as well as private infusion bays, a dedicated breast center and shell space for future growth and technologies that have yet to be developed.
The facility represents one of UChicago Medicine’s largest investments in the South Side community.
The new cancer hospital would include – 80 inpatient beds, including 64 medical-surgical beds and a 16-bed intensive care unit, 90 consultation and outpatient exam rooms, a dedicated rapid assessment/urgent care clinic to protect immune-compromised oncology patients from extended emergency-room visits.
It also has an infusion therapy with private rooms grouped by cancer type, cancer imaging suite with two MRIs, two CT scanners, two ultrasounds, two procedure rooms with mobile C-arm and fluoroscopy and an X-ray, a multidisciplinary breast center, dedicated clinical trial spaces, for streamlined access to the latest research and a center dedicated to prevention, detection, treatment and survival, offering complementary therapies and stress reduction, community education and well-being support.
Construction for the new cancer facility has started this year, with a planned opening in 2027.
|Name||University of Chicago Medicine|
|Budget||US $815 million|