The College of Chicago Medication will open its new $20 million outpatient care middle in Chicago's River East neighborhood on Feb. 24. The ability, at 355 E. Grand Ave., will provide a variety of main and specialty care companies.

The Hyde Park-based educational well being system consolidated its two Streeterville areas -; at 150 E. Huron St. and 680 N. Lake Shore Drive -; into the brand new 40,000-square-foot web site. The situation doubles the house of the earlier clinics mixed, and dramatically will increase UChicago Medication's presence within the widespread downtown neighborhood.

We're bringing the forefront of drugs into extra sufferers on this neighborhood. This new web site is a part of our healthcare mission to broaden entry to our world-leading care and clinicians. It is going to present better healthcare choices, and most significantly, enhance comfort to extra sufferers."

Sharon O'Keefe, President of the College of Chicago Medical Middle

UChicago Medication River East will provide high-quality outpatient care in additional than a dozen specialty areas, together with cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, household drugs, GI (gastroenterology), gynecology, infectious illnesses, inner drugs, non-chemotherapy infusion, nephrology (kidney care), obstetrics/gynecology, cosmetic surgery/cosmetics, rheumatology, psychotherapy, sleep drugs, pulmonology, weight administration and urology.

The middle contains about three dozen examination rooms, the place medical doctors can carry out plenty of outpatient assessments, resembling cardiac stress assessments and superior laser remedies. There additionally will likely be a voice middle, with state-of-the-art therapy for voice and airway issues.

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The River East web site was beforehand a fitness center, however architects and hospital planners reworked the house right into a vivid, trendy, art-filled facility. Options embody spacious examination rooms with sliding wood doorways, a up to date ready space with floor-to-ceiling home windows and state-of-the-art medical tools.

The middle additionally is supplied with new expertise to make visits extra handy for sufferers. Person-friendly kiosks can be found for check-in and funds. The ready space has work desks with charging retailers. Cell check-in is obtainable on the MyChart app, and push notifications could be despatched if earlier appointments open up. Exams and physician visits could be streamlined to save lots of sufferers' time.

The development integrated many environmentally pleasant options, together with using recycled uncooked supplies and lights that regulate based mostly on pure lighting within the house.

"Our new location brings this superior care nearer to the place many Chicagoans stay, store and work," stated Shari Snow, MD, govt medical director of UChicago Medication River East. "Folks all through Chicago worth the cutting-edge innovation and excellence of care that UChicago Medication delivers."

As a part of a partnership with Solis Mammography, a state-of-the-art mammography middle is schedule to open within the River East location later this yr.

The Illinois Well being Services and Providers Evaluation Board authorised the challenge in November 2018.

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