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With a carefully orchestrated journey through the underground tunnels beneath the medical campus, the University of Chicago Medicine staff moved the first patient into the Center for Care and Discovery (CCD) on February 23, 2013. At the time, the $700 million building was the single largest expansion in UChicago Medicine's history. Since then, the 10-story, 1.2-million-square-foot critical care hospital has become the bustling hub of the UChicago Medicine campus, providing a home for specialty and sub-specialty care with a focus on cancer, gastrointestinal disease, neuroscience, advanced surgery and high-tech medical imaging.
To mark the CCD's anniversary, here are five quick facts about how the specialty hospital has had an impact at UChicago Medicine.
For more about the CCD, visit uchospitals.edu/about/fact/careanddiscovery.
The 7th floor Sky Lobby provides a refuge for patients, family and staff away from the hustle and bustle of the street level, with a breathtaking view of downtown Chicago.
The Center for Care and Discovery construction site, August 2009
The Center for Care and Discovery under construction, March 2010
The Center for Care and Discovery under construction, June 2010
President Sharon O'Keefe and Dean Kenneth Polonsky tour the Center for Care and Discovery construction site, January 2012
The 7th floor Sky Lobby under construction, May 2012
A 7-ton MRI magnet is hoisted up to the 5th floor of the Center for Care and Discovery, September 2012
Karen Perlmuter, the first patient moved to the Center for Care and Discovery on February 23, 2013
A cake to celebrate the first anniversary of the Center for Care and Discovery in February 2014
Installation of a new UChicago Medicine sign on the north facade of the Center for Care and Discovery, May 2015
Patient Moshe Einav plays piano while his son Shauli plays saxophone in a concert at the Center for Care and Discovery on February 25, 2016, days after Moshe received a heart transplant.
The Center for Care and Discovery, a 10-story, 1.2-million-square-foot building welcomed its first patient in February 2013. The $700 million facility brings together the best minds in research and medicine, aided by the latest in technology.