Presence Health building Chicago cancer center
Construction is starting on a $12.3 million cancer center at Presence Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in Chicago. The facility represents a redevelopment that is being driven by a community “visioning” process and a population health focus.
Hospital officials said the community’s cancer cases are expected to increase by 18% in the next 10 years. The new Center for Cancer and Specialty Care, expected to open next summer, will include a linear accelerator, expanded infusion service, a pharmacy and a patient-education resource center offering expanded community programming.
The hospital held a weeklong series of programs last month soliciting ideas from its neighbors about what they wanted in the community and what they wanted from the hospital. There was a call for Sts. Mary and Elizabeth to be “a champion of senior housing,” and to provide some type of urgentcare facility for behavioral health.