PMB and UChicago Medicine break ground on $121 million multispecialty care facility 

August 11, 2022 – PMB along with The University of Chicago Medicine broke ground on a new two-story, 130,000-square-foot multispecialty care center and micro-hospital in Northwest Indiana for what will be the academic health system’s largest off-site facility and its first freestanding building in Indiana. The $121 million state-of-the-art care center, at I-65 and 109th Avenue in Crown Point, is expected to open in spring of 2024. 

During the on-site groundbreaking ceremony on August 3, 2022, hospital leaders and Crown Point’s mayor spoke about the benefits of the new care facility to the community and broader Northwest Indiana region. 

Since October 2021 when the initiative was first announced, plans for the new facility have evolved and grown. Hospital leadership worked with partners in the project and Crown Point officials to make sure the new facility can meet future healthcare demands of the Northwest Indiana community. 

  • Advanced Care for the Community 
  • The Crown Point care center will include: 
  • A micro-hospital with an eight-bed emergency department and a short-stay inpatient unit 
  • A comprehensive cancer center with infusion therapy as well as radiation, medical and surgical oncology 
  • An imaging center with MRI, CT, PET, X-ray and ultrasound capabilities 
  • An outpatient surgery center 
  • Laboratory services 
  • Medical offices with access to UChicago Medicine’s physicians and specialists, including those in cancer care, cardiology, digestive diseases, orthopedics, neurosciences, pediatrics, primary care, surgical specialties, transplant care and women’s health 

In addition to developer PMB, other partners in the project include Walsh Construction and architecture and design firm Perkins & Will. 

The Crown Point center is expected to have 110,00 patient visits each year and create at least 150 high-paying clinical and nonclinical jobs. 

The multispecialty care facility adds to the presence UChicago Medicine already has through smaller medical offices in Northwest Indiana — in Munster, Merrillville, Westville and Schererville. 

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