Comer Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Care Center - The University of Chicago Medicine

SmithGroup COMER CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MEDICINE
COMER CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MEDICINE SmithGroup
COMER CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MEDICINE Smithgroup

SmithGroup partners with the University of Chicago Medicine to help elevate the Comer Children's Hospital with the design and expansion of their pediatric specialty care center. 

Client

The University of Chicago Medicine

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Markets/Services

Healthcare, Women's & Children's Health, Architecture, MEP Engineering, Programming

Size

142,000 GSF / 13,192 SQM

Comer Children’s Hospital is dedicated to enhancing the health and wellness of children through patient care, education and research. It has been at the helm of many clinical firsts, including the nation’s first trans-catheter pulmonary-valve replacement and the world’s first robotic bladder reconstruction of a child. The Pediatric Specialty Care Center was the second phase construction and expansion of the Hospital.

Serving a large urban community where children often have limited access to routine healthcare, this center provides a family-centered environment in which children of all ages receive comprehensive and innovative medical care. In an effort to consolidate the University of Chicago Medical Center’s pediatric care functions and maximize the use of the adjacent Comer Children’s Hospital the Pediatric Specialty Care Center provides much needed clinical space. The first floor serves as a Trauma Level 1 emergency department designed to accommodate 40,000 visits per year housing 24 exam rooms, two procedure and two trauma rooms. One floor houses a NICU expansion and two other floors accommodate surgery and interventional programs. The lower level houses a mechanical penthouse and ancillary support along with tunnels connecting to the existing campus.