UChicago Medicine Kicks Off Community Engagement Process for Proposed Cancer Center (Chicago, IL) – Following the announcement to build a world-class cancer center on Chicago’s South Side, the University of Chicago Medicine is launching its community engagement effort with a virtual public meeting, which has been set by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board for 10 a.m. Feb. 15.
As one of only two NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Illinois, the proposed 500,000-square-foot facility will allow UChicago Medicine to expand its cancer research facilities and give patients increased access to leading-edge cancer care and innovative therapies. The $633 million cancer center represents one of the largest investments made by the academic health system for patients on its South Side campus.
The virtual meeting — which is open to the public — will include a presentation by UChicago Medicine leadership and staff with details of the cancer center, including the importance of patient-journey mapping and the ways it will benefit the community.
Pending approval of the Certificate of Need request to spend money on design and site planning for the cancer center, UChicago Medicine will focus a significant amount of time on developing a new model for delivering patient-centric care, for which the participation of the community and current and former patients will be integral. Details on the ways the community and patients can provide input will be shared in the weeks and months ahead.
More information on the public meeting and access to the log-in details can be found on the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board here.
The Public Hearing is to be held by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board pursuant to the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act. The Hearing is open to the public and will afford an opportunity for parties at interest to present written and/or verbal comment relevant to the project. All allegations or assertions should be relevant to the need for the proposed project.
UChicago Medicine Kicks Off Community Engagement Process for Proposed Cancer Center