University of Chicago Medicine has announced plans to build a 116,000-square-foot facility in Crown Point, consolidating some medical services the health system already provides in Lake County. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the Crown Point Board of Zoning Appeals has given the project a favorable recommendation, which includes a special use variance. The city council must still approve the variance.
UChicago Medicine says the facility would provide a range of specialty care, including cancer, cardiology, and neurosurgery, and would see 110,000 patients annually.
“This is a very important market for us,” said Audre Bagnall, an executive vice president at UChicago Medicine. She noted that 15% of Northwest Indiana residents currently seek medical care outside of the area, and 21% of them go to the University of Chicago.
Bagnall says the new facility would lead to some consolidation of the network’s own services, including by moving pediatric and oncology services currently provided in Merrillville and Schererville to Crown Point.