What the New Hospital Means...
“You can see how we connect science to the patient. Doctors who have access to the best minds in the course of their day are going to have conversations that could have importance as to whether their patients live or die from illnesses such as breast cancer. I think patients want to see a doctor in such a place.”
An Extraordinary Step in Clinical Care
The power of advanced medicine to save and extend human life and relieve suffering is one of the great stories of modern science, built on a long succession of discoveries and technological breakthroughs. Yet, the best chapters of this story remain to be written. We are in a golden age of biomedical discovery and rapidly advancing knowledge as genomics, computation, imaging and other enabling technologies create unprecedented opportunities to comprehend biological systems in their full complexity.
The translation of this knowledge into treatments is rapidly transforming medicine and surgery and bringing new hope to patients whose advanced illnesses lie beyond the capabilities of the industry. Patient care is becoming more precise, safe and powerful than ever before.
The Center for Care and Discovery provides patients and their physicians with a facility capable of transforming itself as rapidly as medicine itself is changing. Its design is committed not simply to today’s ideal, but to a vision of perpetual and unpredictable change in patient care and clinical research.
A Flagship Facility for Clinical Excellence
Open to the future and committed to our traditional strengths, this flagship facility for adult patient care accelerates the growth of excellence in our premier clinical programs. Patients from near and far come to the University of Chicago Medicine for new treatments not found in most hospitals, including cancer treatment targeted to the specific genetic mutations driving their disease, for care by some of the world’s most experienced surgeons using robotic precision to treat prostate cancer and perform minimally invasive heart surgeries, and for other treatments that are developed by experts with access to emerging technology.
Training the Next Great Medical Leaders
The students and residents trained in the fast-paced, digitally connected environment of the new hospital learn a new, highly dynamic way of practicing medicine, one that readily incorporates the myriad innovations being powered by genetically personalized medicine, informatics and emerging technologies. Their patients will be among the first in the world to benefit from such innovations, and their research skills, honed by our faculty, will shape medicine far into the future. Through the careers they forge, the impact of our investments will be felt well beyond the University of Chicago.