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The University of Chicago Medicine plans to build a $633-million cancer care facility on the city’s South Side

UChicago Medicine Plans $633M Cancer Center for South Side 

The University of Chicago Medicine plans to build a $633-million, 500,000-square-foot facility dedicated to cancer care on its medical campus on the city’s South Side, representing one of the largest investments made by the academic health system for patients and the community. 

The plan for Chicago’s first freestanding clinical cancer center includes the addition of 128 beds. These beds will be dedicated to patients with cancer, allowing UChicago Medicine to open other beds for patients with complex or acute care needs in areas such as organ transplants, digestive diseases, cardiology, orthopedics and trauma care. This, in turn, will help address some of the capacity constraints for the medical center. 

As a critical first step, UChicago Medicine this week filed a Certificate of Need request to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board seeking approval to spend money on design and site planning for the proposed cancer center.  

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