Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Center for Advanced Care
Chicago, Illinois / United States of America
The Center for Advanced Care (CAC) is a 164,000-square-foot, three-story, state-of-the-art outpatient facility at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (AIMMC) housing ambulatory surgery, digestive health and cancer care. The Center improves access to care, continuity among disciplines, and will enhance operational efficiencies by adjoining the new building with the existing hospital.
The design of the CAC aspires to demystify the healthcare experience by creating a physical space that is open, inviting and embraces the principles of Place-Making, Light and Community. A three-story glass atrium accentuates the facility’s main entrance. The sweeping, curved glass façade on the south elevation features an integral passive sunshade system that filters natural light and reduces solar heat gain. Public corridors are outfitted with open seating and waiting areas located along the softly undulating circulation spine, creating an easy-to-navigate wayfinding system that connects the new building with the main hospital. The Day Surgery Patient Care areas provide access to indirect light through clerestory glazing, and the Cancer Infusion Bays overlook the community garden on the north side of the building.
The CAC creates a destination for local residents as a Community Health Resource, by creating a sustainable environment that promotes and enhances health and wellness.
Architect of RecordSmithGroupJJR
ContractorAdvocate Health Care
General ContractorTurner Construction Company
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