A dedication ceremony for the University of Chicago’s new hospital building, the Center for Care and Discovery, was held Monday. Dignitaries, including many from Hyde Park, attended the discussion of the economic impact of the new facility.
State Rep. Barbara Flynn-Currie (D-25) attended, and state Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-13) along with Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) were scheduled to speak.
The hospital is hoped to improve communication between researchers and providers, and cost $700 million at 1.2 million square feet.
(Left to Right) UC Medical Center president Sharon O’Keefe, UC executive vice president for medical affairs Kenneth Polonsky, Governor Pat Quinn, UC president Robert Zimmer, state representative Barbara Flynn Currie (25th), state senator Kwame Raoul (13th), alderman Leslie Hairston (5th), state representative Christian Mitchell (26th) and others cut the ribbon during dedication ceremonies for the Center for Care and Discovery, 5700 S Maryland Ave., at University of Chicago Medicine Monday morning.
Dr. Kenneth S Polonsky, professor of medicine and executive vice president for medical affairs at the University of Chicago, listens as Governor Pat Quinn speaks.
State representative Barbara Flynn Currie (25th) gets a pat on the back from Medical Center president Sharon O’Keefe as she is introduced as the first woman majority leader in the Illinois House of Representatives.
Dr. Issam Awad, professor of surgery and director of the neurovascular surgery at University of Chicago Medicine, speaks about the amenities of a patient recovery room.
Dr. Michael Bishop, professor of medicine and director of the hematopoietic stem cell transplant program at University of Chicago Medicine, shows (left to right) University of Chicago president Robert Zimmer, University of Chicago Medicine chief nursing officer Debra Albert, RN, University of Chicago board of trustees chair Andrew M Alper, and Governor Patrick Quinn, the amenities of an isolation room.
Dr. Robert Steppacher, clinical associate of surgery at University of Chicago Medicine, uses a model to discuss procedures for repair of aortal aneurisms.
The Center for Care and Discovery, 5700 S. Maryland Ave.