What the New Hospital Means...
A Significant Investment in the Community We Share
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 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 continue to grow. The new hospital is a bold embodiment of the University’s commitment to technical sophistication in science and healthcare, coupled with our high 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 around the world.
The new hospital project has become an economic engine, fueling minority- and women-owned businesses in the Chicago area. To date, millions have been awarded and paid in contracts to minority- and women-owned business enterprises, such as material suppliers, construction contractors and professional services firms, and paid in wages to minority and women laborers. The amount of money paid in contracts to minority- and women-owned businesses is more than 40 percent of the total spent for the project.