HDR Selected to Design Outpatient Care Facility for Advocate Christ Medical Center

ACMC_FINALAdvocate Christ Medical Center selected HDR Architecture to design a new $202 million outpatient care and research pavilion on the Oak Lawn, Ill., campus. HDR will provide professional design services from programming and planning to design through construction documents and project close-out.


“We are excited about the opportunity to work with Advocate Christ Medical Center on their newest project,” said Mike Doiel, AIA, LEED AP, project principal.

“Advocate Christ is a long-standing client and we understand and support their core values of safety, patient focus, efficiency, cost effectiveness and sustainability. They strive toward Lean process improvement and are committed to providing excellent healthcare to patients in an environment in which collaboration is improved, redundancies and inefficiencies are minimized and associated costs reduced. It is our goal to ensure these principles are incorporated within the design and construction of this advanced ambulatory care pavilion.”

The new nine-story ambulatory facility will help streamline outpatient services across the hospital. It will consolidate most of the institutes on the campus including the Pediatric Institute, Cancer Institute, Cardiac Institute, Bone & Joint Institute and Neuroscience Institute. Ambulatory D&T services will include an ASC, Diagnostic Imaging and Endoscopy. The new outpatient pavilion will be placed on the existing physicians’ parking lot on the northwest corner of Kilborne and 95th Streets and be linked to the existing hospital buildings with at least two corridor connections to provide discrete flows for staff/materials and patient/public circulation.

A six-level parking tower will be built on the site of the former Paragon Restaurant. It will lead directly to the new addition and include up to 2,000 parking spaces. The building is expected to be completed by 2014.

About Advocate Christ
Recognized nationally by Thomson Reuters as a 100 Top Hospital for cardiovascular care, Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, which is one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A 695-bed, premier teaching institution with nearly 1,000 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is a leader in health care and one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest in a number of specialties, including cardiovascular services, heart and kidney transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, pediatrics and women’s health. The hospital also has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois providing emergency care for more than 85,000 patient visits. The hospital is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Magnet Medical Center. Magnet status represents the highest honor in the nursing profession. For more information about Advocate Christ Medical Center visit www.advocatehealth.com/christ.

About HDR
HDR Architecture, Inc. provides complete design services to healthcare clients from more than 40 offices across the United States, as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates. The firm is well-known as an innovator in building design for inpatient and outpatient healthcare environments, science and technology research, and civic facilities. HDR is one of the nation’s first “advocate firms” for the new Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) program, and an endorser of the “Architecture 2030 Challenge,” an initiative designed to achieve a dramatic reduction in the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by changing the way buildings and developments are planned, designed and constructed. For more information, visit www.hdrarchitecture.com.

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Posted July 14, 2011

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