University of Chicago Medicine Welcomed to the Orland Park Neighborhood
Pictured L-R: Marco Capicchinoi, vice president of Facilities, Planning, Construction and Design, Mike Kowski, deputy director of development services for the Village of Orland Park, Kevin Ryan, Orland Park project manager, Theresa Quinn, executive director of ambulatory services and Jennifer Close, senior vice president of ambulatory services at the neighbor’s meeting.
(November 22, 2015) Orland Park residents were elated to learn more about the University of Chicago Medicine’s newest endeavor, the Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park, during the neighbors’ meeting held on October 29.
Jennifer Close, senior vice president of ambulatory services, opened the meeting with a warm welcome and informed residents of its purpose. “We are here to provide our new neighbors an opportunity to meet key individuals involved in the development of the facility, ask questions and address any concerns.”
Marco Capicchioni, vice president of facilities, planning, design and construction, spoke about construction, acknowledging residents’ concerns.
“At times, construction may interrupt the flow of traffic,” he said. “However, we will work with Village officials to minimize the impact on residents.”
Residents also heard from the Village of Orland Park’s Deputy Director of Development Services, Mike Kowski, who informed the audience that the city is excited to partner with UChicago Medicine on the project. He also talked about the 530-space above ground parking structure that the Village is developing to support the outpatient facility.
During the question and answer session, residents expressed their grievances about traffic and noise concerns. Others were highly interested in learning more about the medical services that will be offered. Theresa Quinn, executive director of ambulatory services, addressed many of those questions.
Quinn also introduced two UChicago Medicine physicians, Sandra Culbertson, MD and Megan Meislin Conti Mica, MD, and encouraged residents to speak with them about their areas of expertise.
At the conclusion of the evening, residents left feeling enthusiastic about the new facility. A 90-year-old resident noted that he will be happy to stay closer to his home to receive medical care.
The Center for Advanced Care Orland Park, an 110,000-square-foot, four-story outpatient medical facility, will be UChicago Medicine’s largest off-site location.
The $66 million project will expand the organization’s footprint in the south and southwest suburbs, furthering its mission to provide increased access to quality health care.
Construction is underway and is scheduled to be completed in late 2016.
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