Plans for a $700 million, 10-story, 1.2 million-square-foot new hospital pavilion were approved by the University of Chicago board of trustees early this month. The UC Medical Center board had approved the plans last month. Developed by New York-based Rafael Vinoly Architects, the buildings flexible design is based on a grid consisting of 102 32-by-18-foot modular cubes on each floor that can be reconfigured to accommodate emerging needs without changing the basic frame of the building. The pavilion will house 240 private inpatient and intensive-care beds, 24 operating rooms, 12 rooms for gastro-intestinal and pulmonary procedures, and seven interventional radiology suites. Construction will begin next year with completion set for 2012.
Trustees of Emory University, Atlanta, approved program definition and design work, advancing the next stage of Emory Healthcares goal to make over its hospital campus. The board of trustees approved a plan to spend $73 million for programming and schematic design for clinic, hospital and research facilities at Emorys Clifton Road and Crawford Long sites, as well as funds to conduct site preparation for the Clifton Road facility. The five-year, $2 billion redevelopment plan, first announced in 2006, calls for a new Emory Clinic complex and a replacement building for 528-bed Emory University Hospital while focusing on treating cancer, heart disease, pediatric and neuro-degenerative conditions. The Clifton Road site will include a new 395,000-square-foot facility next to the current Emory Clinic, a new 250-bed hospital that will house an emergency department to replace the current department in the university hospital, and a new 100,000-square-foot research facility across from Emory Childrens Center, according to a news release. The Crawford Long site will have 125 new beds, a 137,000-square-foot clinic and about 74,000 square feet of new research space.
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