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Nosa Ehimwenman, President & CEO of Bowa Construction, and Sharon O'Keefe, President of the University of Chicago Medical Center at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park on December 7. Bowa Construction was one of the lead construction firms to work on the south suburban facility.

 

Excitement and anticipation was in the air as staff of the University of Chicago Medicine’s new south suburban medical facility, the Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park (CAC-OP), waited for their first set of patients to walk through the doors on December 13.

Alicia Fagan, the four-story outpatient clinic’s Lead Patient Concierge, was elated to provide the Medical Center’s brand of care to the community.

“Every aspect of the facility and how we deliver care has been thought of with the patient in mind,” she said. “We are ready to share all of the hard work with the community and truly show how they are valued in this space.”

The multi-specialty clinic, located in the heart of downtown Orland Park at the corner of 143rd Street and LaGrange Road, contains more than 80 exam rooms that will provide care to patients from seven “centers of excellence,” including cancer treatment, comprehensive diabetes care, orthopaedics, cardiology, women's health and primary care.

The 108,000-square-foot clinic will offer extended daytime and weekend hours, an on-site pharmacy, and same-day appointments in some specialties. Other amenities include complementary valet parking, and self check-in kiosks.

Five years in the making, CAC-OP will be close to home for the 120,000 patients who live in the south and southwest suburbs and have previously traveled to the Medical Center’s Hyde Park campus for care.

Prior to opening day, the Medical Center hosted two celebrations, a ribbon cutting ceremony and a community open house. More than 300 people attended the ribbon cutting event and heard remarks from UChicago Medicine leaders  and Orland Park Mayor Dan L. McLaughlin. The community open house drew more than 700 visitors.

Recently, CAC-OP earned UChicago Medicine’s Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction team the Project of the Year award in the category of New Construction/Suburbs (above $20 million) from the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO), a non-profit labor management association that represents more than 8,000 union contractors and 140,000 workers in Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, Kendall and McHenry counties.

The award will be presented during CISCO’s annual breakfast meeting in January.

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