University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences

It has been more than six months since the University of Chicago Medicine received approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board (IHFSRB) to increase access to critical care services including a new and expanded emergency department, a Level 1 adult trauma center and the creation of a dedicated cancer hospital.

Here is an update on these key construction projects:

Adult Emergency Department and Trauma Center

·         The Facilities Operations – Program Management Office has begun the process to identifying and coordinating the equipment that will be needed to run clinical operations.

·         Leopardo, the project’s lead construction firm, has taken over the space to begin preparing the foundation for the new adult emergency department and trauma center. They will work  with Moody Nolan, the project’s architect.

·         Mock exam, isolation, and trauma rooms have been created in Parking Garage B to develop the standard work for each type of room.

Center for Cancer Care (Mitchell Hospital Renovation)

·         The project has been turned over to UChicago Medicine’s Facilities Operations – Program Management Office to oversee the construction management process.   Decommissioning of vacated spaces is ongoing and will include removal of furniture and locking of                  unused rooms.

·         Gilbane, a Chicago-based construction firm, has been selected as the construction manager for the Center for Cancer Care renovation project. Gilbane is a trusted partner of UChicago Medicine and has worked on several comprehensive construction projects                        including the Center for Care and Discovery.

·         Proposals have been received and are under review for the project’s architect and engineer. The goal is to have these roles awarded by the end of the calendar year.

·         An information technology (IT) concept study will soon be awarded to identify opportunities for future IT infrastructure in the Center for Cancer Care.

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