University of Chicago Medicine to Break Ground in Orland Park
The Forefront of Medicine will be closer to home for south suburban patients with the opening of the Center for Advance Care at Orland Park. The multi-speciality clinic will be located at the corner of 143rd and La Grange Road. The project will be completed in late 2016.
The University of Chicago Medicine will break ground on its newest ambulatory facility, the Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park, in late September.
The 108,000-square-foot, four-story outpatient medical facility will be UChicago Medicine’s largest off-site location, expanding the institution's footprint in the South and Southwest suburbs to provide patients with increased access to high-quality health care.
Located at the corner of 143rd Street and LaGrange Road in the Main Street Triangle within downtown Orland Park, the facility will have 80 exam rooms that will support services such as primary care, medical oncology, radiation oncology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, cardiology, women’s health and comprehensive diabetes. Rotating specialties such as urology and surgical consulting will also be offered.
It will also include retail operations, a CVS pharmacy and a 530-space above-ground parking structure that will be developed by the Village of Orland Park.
Construction on the Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park is scheduled to begin in October. The facility is scheduled to open in late 2016.
“We are very excited about our partnership with the Village of Orland Park,” said Marco Capicchioni, vice president of facilities, planning, design and construction. “They waited 20 years to develop this area with the purpose of identifying an entity committed to investing in the community and enhancing the quality of life for its residents.”
As part of the organization-wide LEAN management efforts, five kaizen events were held with key stakeholders to make decisions regarding CAC-OP’s interior/exterior design, space utilization and technology.
“This project will serve as the ‘standard model’ for how we approach the development of future UChicago Medicine locations,” said Kevin Ryan, CAC-OP project manager.
The $61 million new multi-specialty clinic will maintain and advance the existing technology standards of the Hyde Park campus, utilizing EPIC, the electronic health records system. “This will allow on-campus physicians to have access to the records of Orland Park patients who may require a higher level of care, thus ensuring seamless coordination of care,” said Theresa Quinn, executive director of ambulatory services.
Plans are in the works to provide patients with a self-check-in option at a computer kiosk or via a tablet. Also, Orland Park physicians will have the ability to participate remotely in conferences held on campus via built-in teleconferencing equipment.
UChicago Medicine and the Village of Orland Park agreed to a 25-year lease agreement, with the property transferred to the medical center at the end of the lease. The direct financial benefit to the village is estimated at $22 million in revenue over the course of the lease agreement.
The project will generate more than 200 construction jobs, and the center is expected to employ more than 100 people, 70 percent of whom will be newly hired employees.
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