Uchicago Medicine To Open $20 Million Outpatient Center In River East
Newswise The University of Chicago Medicine will open its new $20 million outpatient care center in Chicagos River East neighborhood on Feb. 24. The facility, at 355 E. Grand Ave., will offer a wide range of primary and specialty care services.
The Hyde Park-based academic health system consolidated its two Streeterville locations at 150 E. Huron St. and 680 N. Lake Shore Drive into the new 40,000-square-foot site. The location doubles the space of the previous clinics combined, and dramatically increases UChicago Medicines presence in the popular downtown neighborhood.
“Were bringing the forefront of medicine into more patients in this community,” Sharon O’Keefe, President of the University of Chicago Medical Center, said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “This new site is part of our healthcare mission to expand access to our world-leading care and clinicians. It will provide greater healthcare options, and most importantly, increase convenience to more patients.”
UChicago Medicine River East will offer high-quality outpatient care in more than a dozen specialty areas, including cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, family medicine, GI , gynecology, infectious diseases, internal medicine, non-chemotherapy infusion, nephrology , obstetrics/gynecology, plastic surgery/cosmetics, rheumatology, psychotherapy, sleep medicine, pulmonology, weight management and urology.
University Of Chicago Medicine River East Clinic Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Opens Outpatient Center
The University of Chicago Medicine opened its new outpatient care center in Chicagos River East neighborhood on February 24. This clinic hopes to expand as well as capture a new demographic of healthcare consumers, using strong brand, wayfinding, and interior design to attract and retain patients.
Thoughtful design aims to streamline the check-in and appointment process, positioning UCM as a key contender in the race to become a clinic of choice for healthcare consumers.
Uchicago Medicine River East
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At This Location
Located in Chicagos Streeterville neighborhood, UChicago Medicine River East is a state-of-the-art outpatient center featuring a wide range of care services:
- Primary care, including wellness exams, diagnosis and treatment of common conditions and some urgent concerns, such as infections and sprains
- Specialty care from more than 25 specialty areas, including cancer care, cardiology and cardiac surgery, dermatology, gastroenterology, obstetrics and gynecology, otolaryngology, comprehensive weight management and more
- Cancer screenings, including mammography, colonoscopy and skin cancer screening
- Infusion therapy
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When the COVID-19 lockdowns began in mid-March 2020, hospitals and clinics faced a new challenge: How could they continue to provide care to those who could not leave their homes?
The answer lay in virtual visits doctor visits that take place over the phone or through videoconferencing but for many healthcare providers, these virtual visits were a new frontier.
University of Chicago Medicine, like many hospital systems across the country, quickly built a telehealth infrastructure to support these visits. From mid-March to the end of May, the system provided nearly 50,000 virtual visits to patients.
A new study published December 4, 2020, in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics examines the increase in these visits, and recommends adopting policies that encourage virtual visits going forward.
Oftentimes, virtual visits are just as good as in-person visits, and we found that telephone visits are particularly important going forward if we are going to keep providing service to communities that do not have access to the technology needed for video visits, said Craig Umscheid, MD, Vice President of Healthcare Delivery Science and Chief Quality and Innovation Officer at the University of Chicago Medicine and co-author of the study.
In that time frame, 60 percent of UChicago Medicine visits were virtual. Of those, 60 percent were by video and 40 percent were by phone.
Welcome To The Residences At River East
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The Residences at River East is a high-rise condominium tower with 620 units standing 644 feet tall. It is located in a premium residential area within Streeterville. It was developed by MCL, designed by DeStefano & Partners and completed in 2001. It is part of the River East complex that includes the Embassy Suites Magnificent Mile Hotel, the AMC theater with 21 screens, Lucky Strike Bowling and Arcade, Walgreens, BMO Harris, Dentologie, Bright Horizons Child Care and two restaurants: Niu Japanese Lounge and Bellwether Meeting House. Since February 2020, there is the University of Chicago Medical Center on the second floor. Public parking and leased parking spaces both managed by SP+ are available within the River East complex.
Location, location, location! Six CTA bus lines go by the Residences and there are 3 Divvy stations close by. Target and Whole Foods are within one block. It is in close proximity to numerous restaurants, the Ohio Street beach, Melas Fountain, Riverwalk, Lake Front Trail, Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue shopping. University of Chicago Gleacher center and Northwestern Feinberg, Kellogg and Pritzker Schools are nearby. So are the Northwestern and Luries Children hospitals.