Celebrating five years of the Center for Care and Discovery

Center for Care and Discovery

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.

Since February 2013:

  • About 120,000 total patient admissions
  • Roughly 910,000 total patient days
  • More than 600 organ transplants
  • More than 500 musical performances in the Sky Lobby
  • 5 weddings performed by the Spiritual Care Department

For more about the CCD, visit uchospitals.edu/about/fact/careanddiscovery.