Why did you build a new hospital?
The University of Chicago Medicine invested in the community by building a new hospital, which provides the most advanced health care with the best doctors. Bernard A. Mitchell Hospital was built in 1983 and needs to be updated. Other academic medical centers in the city also have recently launched major building projects to update their facilities.
We need this facility to continue to attract top doctors and to provide modern care for our patients. Our plan is to be here for the community for generations to come, so we need to remain at the top of our field and to continue to grow. The new hospital is a bold embodiment of the University’s commitment to technical sophistication in science and health care, coupled with our standards of service, patient safety and clinical quality. The new hospital uniquely benefits current and future generations of patients from the South Side, the greater Chicago area, and from around the world.