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UChicago Medicine Unveils Upsized $815M Plan for Standalone Cancer Hospital

The University of Chicago Medicine has updated its original proposal to build the city’s first freestanding cancer hospital with an enhanced design incorporating feedback from patients and residents. The new design calls for a larger and more costly facility than UChicago Medicine originally announced, coming in at $815 million for a 575,000-square-foot facility with the ability for future expansion. 

The project’s scope reflects community-driven, patient-focused changes made following the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board’s approval of a master design permit in March 2022, according to UChicago Medicine.  

“We will be building a model for groundbreaking cancer care and prevention — established on the principles of access, equity, dignity and innovation — right here on the South Side of Chicago,” said Mark Anderson, EVP for Medical Affairs at the University of Chicago. “Our new cancer facility will provide fertile ground for high-impact research.”


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