In the Pipeline: New University of Chicago Ambulatory Center

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Recently completed… 

Leopardo Companies Completes Ambulatory Health Care Facility for University of Chicago Medicine

Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based construction firm Leopardo Companies, Inc. recently completed the 108,000-square-foot University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park in Orland Park, Illinois. The new ambulatory health care facility is currently the University of Chicago Medicine’s biggest off-campus site.

The project was a joint-venture between Leopardo and The Bowa Group, in partnership with Cambridge, Massachusetts-based architect Tsoi/Kobus & Associates. The building officially opened to patients on Dec. 12.

The new ambulatory center is a four-story multi-use building with 80 exam rooms, a pharmacy and 26 infusion bays. It offers services in radiation oncology, gastroenterology,  orthopedics, cardiology, surgical consulting and women’s health.

An MRI room with radio frequency and magnetic shielding, a linear accelerator with a concrete vault to block radiation, and spaces equipped for CT enterography (CTE), X-ray and ultrasound were also included in the project.

MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate Completes 97,000-Square-Foot Integrated Care Pavilion in Connecticut

Minneapolis-based MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate recently completed the development of the 97,000-square-foot Stamford Integrated Care Pavilion. The building, located on the main campus of Stamford Health in Stamford, Connecticut, is connected to the Stamford Hospital and has three floors of clinical office space on top of a 382-car parking lot.

The project team included WHR Architects, A.P. Construction and Suffolk Construction.

The first practices open to patients in the building include Stamford Health Medical Group electrophysiology, cardiology and thoracic surgery offices. When fully operational, the building will house various services, such as colorectal surgery; gynecologic/oncology; additional heart and vascular services like cardiac surgery, structural heart program and cardiac testing; lab and imaging services; internal medicine; neurology; infectious diseases; obstetrics; physical medicine; urology and pulmonary function testing. The building will also house Stamford Health’s unique wound care and hyperbaric medicine center beginning in January 2017.


Planned or under construction… 

$9 Million Outpatient Care Center to be Built in Urbana, Ohio

Memorial Health is planning to build $9 million outpatient care center in Urbana, Ohio, Columbus Business First reported.

Construction on the 30,000-square-foot building is set to start in the spring.

Health care developer Hplex Solutions Inc. is set to build and own the new property, which Memorial Health will lease beginning in 2018.

“Memorial is demonstrating by doing this that they definitely want to go for convenience,” Hplex President Denny Freudeman told Columbus Business First. “Patients and families would much prefer easier access.”

$28 Million Ambulatory Care Center Breaks Ground on Long Island, New York

NYC Health + Hospitals recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a $28 million, 18,000-square-foot ambulatory care center on Staten Island in New York, Crain’s New York Business reported.

The new building, which will have 24 exam rooms and provide pediatrics, OB-GYN, adult medicine,  podiatry and diabetes care services, is in the Clifton section of the borough and is anticipated to open in the fall of 2017. The ambulatory center will service approximately 40,000 patient visits per year by 2020.

MJCL Architects, based in Brooklyn, New York, provided the architectural plans for the new ambulatory care center, and Axis Construction, a Hauppauge, Long Island-based firm, is serving as the project’s general contractor.

Medical Office Building Planned for Avondale, Arizona 

Denver-based National Healthcare Realty and Development recently announced plans to build McDowell Medical Commons, a two-story, Class-A, 25,000-square-foot medical office building in Avondale, Arizona.

“This building will be strategically located in the health-tech corridor of Avondale,” Rachael Thompson, senior associate of Colliers International in Greater Phoenix, told AZ Big Media.

Thompson and Michael Dupuy with Colliers International will act as exclusive leasing agents for the project, which is scheduled to begin construction in 2017.

Construction to Start on Medical Office Building in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Mechenbier Construction Inc. recently began construction on the $3.5 million, 21,530-square-foot Wellspring Medical office building in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

The building, which is expected to open in summer 2017, will house JumpStart, in addition to three or four other to-be-determined tenants. JumpStart employees diagnose and treat autistic pre-teens.

Subcontractors and vendors involved in the project include McCrary Electric, Intercon Concrete, Sundance Mechanical and Utility and National Roofing.

$1.2 Million Medical Office Building to be Built in Friendswood, Texas

A $1.2 million, 10,224-square-foot medical office building is being built in Friendswood, Texas, the Houston Chronicle reported. The two-story building will house a psychiatric practice and is scheduled to be completed in May.

Approximately 1,800 square feet in the building is still available for lease.

58,000-Square-Foot Medical Office Building Breaks Ground in New Hampshire

A 58,000-square-foot medical office building recently broke ground in Bedford, New Hampshire, according to the Union Leader.

The three-story building is being built in two phases. The first phase of the building—which includes the first two floors—is scheduled to open to in January 2018. The second phase of the building includes the third floor.

The Bedford Medical Center will consolidate three existing primary care practices housed throughout different locations in Bedford: Elliot Family Medicine at Bedford Village, Elliot Family Medicine at Bedford Commons and Pediatric Health Associates of Bedford.

The building will also have a retail pharmacy, laboratory services, and mammography, radiology and X-ray services, according to Greg Baxter, the chief medical information officer for Elliot Health System.

MedProperties Develops Medical Office Building in Elmhurst, Illinois

Morgan / Harbour is building a new, 14,000-square-foot, mixed-use medical office building in Elmhurst, Illinois, the Daily Herald reported. The building is being developed by Chicago-based medical real estate investment, development and operating firm MedProperties Group.

The building, which is scheduled be finished by late 2017, will serve as a new Edward-Elmhurst Health location.

Morgan/Harbour’s construction team will be led by Jim Ritchey as project superintendent and Greg Lennartz as project manager. The architectural services are being provided by Ware Malcomb.

Written by Mary Kate Nelson