A dedication ceremony was held Jan. 14 for the University of Chicago Medicine's new Center for Care and Discovery on the university's south-side campus.
A dedication ceremony was held Jan. 14 for the University of Chicago Medicine’s new Center for Care and Discovery on the university’s south-side campus.
The 1.2-million-square-foot facility is touted as one of the nation’s most modern clinical and surgical centers. Areas of specialty will include cancer, gastrointestinal disease, neuroscience and advanced surgery and high-tech medical imaging. It will be open to patients on Feb. 23, according to UChicago News.
Rafael Viñoly Architects, along with healthcare facility specialists Cannon Design, developed the plan for the building. According to the hospital website
, the entire structure is based on a grid system organized into 85 modular cubes repeating on each floor to allow for flexibility in future use.
UChicago News reports the $700 project is estimated to be one of the largest investments ever made on Chicago’s South Side, and the hospital is expected to bring approximately 300 new jobs to the city.