Upcoming Construction Projects

Here is a sample of just some of the upcoming projects that are being talked about at the Next Generation Healthcare Facilities Summit.


The centerpiece of a $1 billion investment is the construction of a new state-of-the-art research building on the site of the former Prentice Women’s Hospital. This major commitment by
Northwestern Medicine is the culmination of several years of strategic planning. Construction of the new research building on the former Prentice site is dependent upon receiving the necessary approvals from the city of Chicago and resolution of a lawsuit currently pending in Cook County Circuit Court regarding the city’s decision not to landmark the former Prentice building. Northwestern’s plans call for construction of 300,000 to 500,000 square feet of research space with eventual build-out of approximately 1.2 million square feet. Additionally, more than 250,000 square feet of space in existing campus buildings will be converted to new laboratory space that also will house researchers and technicians.

Carol Simpson, AIA, Project Manager, Planning & Construction, NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Speaker)

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is building a new 1-million-square-foot outpatient care pavilion. The project will cost an expected $334 million, and the new 25-story facility will house offices for doctors as well as outpatient facilities. Building features will include: comprehensive array of diagnostic and therapeutic services, personalized tenant operations diagnostic assessment to optimize space design and maximize patient throughput, medical gas connections, access to Northwestern Memorial’s pneumatic tube system, electronic medical record system, tenant concierge service, public Wi-Fi, superior air comfort and retail services. It also will feature high efficiency fixtures and systems, a green roof and sustainable building materials to conserve energy, reduce operating costs, and improve IEQ.

Carol Simpson, AIA, Project Manager, Planning & Construction, NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

This comprehensive center will consolidate BIDMC’s west suburban cancer services into a new, state-of-the-art facility. The three-story, 30,000-square foot building, will offer patients a full array of cancer care which will include advanced imaging systems; six new infusion bays; a radiation oncology suite; and access to cutting-edge clinical trials. The Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center & Surgical pavilion is in the second phase of improvements and expansions.

Dennis Monty, Director of Facilities Planning, Compliance & Special Projects, BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER

The $438 million Jennie Sealy Hospital, which was to be built on the site of the existing Jennie Sealy building, will feature nearly 250 rooms, surgical suites and intensive-care space. The facility was already in the planning stages before hurricane Ike but construction was delayed. This project includes the new construction of state-of-the-art ORs, connections to trauma center and hospital care, ICU facilities, 214 medical/surgical beds, and patient-friendly amenities. The University of Texas Medical Branch’s Capital Improvement Plan (2009-2015) has taken over even greater significance, as the university continues long-term recovery from Hurricane Ike. The scope of projects includes: John Sealy Hospital Modernization, Victory Lakes Specialty Care Center, Moody Library Upgrade, Basic Sciences Renovation, University Blvd. Research Building, among others.

Jim Victor, MEA, CHFM, CHC, Assistant Vice President, Design & Construction, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH (UTMB HEALTH) (Speaker)


Patrick Casey, AIA, Principal Project Manager, Office of Facilities Planning & Construction, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION (Speaker)

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