New Center for Advanced Care Opens in Chicago

CHICAGO — The new $100 million Center for Advanced Care at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center opened on April 27 in Chicago’s Lakeview community. The 164,000-square-foot, three-story facility was designed by SmithGroupJJR of Detroit.
Joining SmithGroupJJR on the design and construction team were KJWW Engineering of Rock Island, Ill., Thornton Tomasetti of New York and Turner Construction of New York.

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Mercy Health West Hospital Combines Beauty with Functionality

CINCINNATI — The new 250-bed Mercy Health West Hospital is in full swing. Locally headquartered Champlin Architecture, which served as the architect of record, and Los Angeles-headquartered AECOM designed the 625,000-square-foot facility that features a health center, cancer center, birthing unit and orthopedics program. Family-centered care rooms feature sleeper sofas, recliners, laptop tables and separate lighting fixtures for visitors.

Designers set out to create a health care facility that combined beauty, culture and function.

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