University of Chicago Medicine breaks ground on northwest Indiana facility
CROWN POINT, Ind. - The University of Chicago Medicine broke ground Wednesday on its first freestanding facility in Indiana.
The facility is a 130,000 square-foot two-story outpatient center and micro-hospital in Crown Point.
About 110,000 patient visits are expected each year once in opens in 2024, health officials said.
The facility will be the largest off-site facility for the health system once it's complete.
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The $121 million project is expected to expand access to top-ranked medical care in Northwest Indiana, where many patients and employees of UChicago Medicine live, officials said.
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In addition, the location is expected to create about 150 new clinical and non-clinical jobs.
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Services that will be available at UChicago Medicine’s new Crown Point center include:
- Micro-hospital with an emergency department and a short-stay inpatient unit
- Comprehensive cancer center with infusion therapy as well as radiation, medical and surgical oncology
- Imaging center with MRI, CT, PET, X-ray and ultrasound capabilities
- Outpatient surgery center
- Laboratory services
- Medical offices with access to UChicago Medicine’s physicians and specialists, including those in cancer care, cardiology, digestive diseases, orthopedics, neurosciences, pediatrics, primary care, surgical specialties, transplant care and women’s health.