Chicago hospital files to build $240M replacement facility
Illinois – Cook County Health (CCH) recently filed an application with a state review board to construct a $240 million inpatient and outpatient facility on the Provident Hospital campus adjacent to the current hospital in Chicago’s South Side.
CCH plans to build a new eight-story building to house a smaller replacement hospital with 42 medical-surgical beds and six intensive care unit beds, eight operating suites, and 70 outpatient exam rooms. An emergency department with 18 bays is planned.
The hospital, which was built as a privately owned community hospital in 1891, was purchased by Cook County and reopened in 1993 as a public hospital. The debt service on the new facility will be paid for by the health system through patient revenues, not local tax dollars