Advocate Health Care


Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Center for Advanced Care

Chicago, Illinois

162,000 GSF, 15,050 M2

Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture

Senior-Friendly Design Award, Symposium Distinction Awards - Team Award

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“Working with our partners at SmithGroupJJR, we were able to transform our thoughts, words, hopes and dreams into our new building.”

—Dr. Robert Zadylak, Chief Medical Officer


A master plan and phased implementation for a large near-north side Chicago healthcare provider takes full advantage of SmithGroupJJR's experience and integrated design capabilities. The plan defines the growth demands and strategic initiatives for AIMMC to respond to the current and future needs of the community within the context of the integrated health system.

Phase one is the Center for Advanced Care, integrating cancer care, digestive health services and ambulatory surgery into a single location, improving patient-physician continuity while enhancing efficiencies and the overall patient experience. The cancer program is doubled in size and consolidates multispecialty infusion, radiology and surgical oncology into a healing center of care. Six new outpatient ORs, with six additional planned for the future, directly connect to the existing inpatient surgery suite. The addition creates an integrated platform where patients can easily access care, including an innovative condominium clinic, with flexible exam and consult spaces.

The second phase is planned as a new, 260,000-square-foot acute-care tower for 180 medical/surgical beds, 40 ICU rooms, and consolidated maternity and NICU services.

Related Content

Advocate Center for Advanced Care Breaks Ground
HC+O magazine interviews the project's designer, Tim Tracey, about the project.

Responding to Community Need
A sneak peek of what's to come when the Advocate Illinois Masonic Center for Advanced Care is completed in the spring of 2015.