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Hammes develops new lakefront medical office building

Presence Center for Advanced Care, Chicago, IL

Presence Center for Advanced Care, Chicago, IL

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BROOKFIELD, Wis., and CHICAGO, Nov. 18, 2015

After a successful health system merger and subsequent rebranding in 2013, Chicago-based Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, part of Presence Health, has commenced operation in a new patient-centered outpatient facility in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The Presence Center for Advanced Care celebrated its grand opening last month with a ribbon cutting and blessing from Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich. Also involved was 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney, as was hospital leadership in the 10-story outpatient facility.

The lakefront medical facility has been developed and leased by leading healthcare consulting firm, Hammes Company, and is located on the hospital campus at the intersection of Surf Street and Sheridan Road.

“The Presence Center for Advanced Care will further enhance the exceptional, patient-centered care provided on our campus,” says Roberta Luskin-Hawk, M.D., Presence Saint Joseph Hospital President and CEO.

“We focused on creating a healing environment with an emphasis on technology, convenience, access and superior outcomes. We have phenomenal physician and nursing teams and our newly expanded footprint will enhance the abilities of medical teams to more efficiently see patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings on one campus.”

The building opened in September with a robust mix of services, including advanced diagnostics capabilities, ambulatory surgery, a full endoscopy center, laboratory services, physical therapy and rehabilitation, along with specialty services such bariatrics, orthopedics and comprehensive oncology services through the Mark M. Connolly Center for Cancer and Specialty Care. There is an advanced imaging center dedicated solely to women’s services, providing low-dose 3D mammography, PET-CT and digital X-ray to patients. The facility houses three floors of physician office suites as well as three levels of indoor parking, and connects directly to the hospital via a glass sky bridge at 2900 N. Lake Shore Drive.

Hammes Partners, a healthcare real estate private equity firm affiliated with Hammes Company, provided development capital for the project and retains ownership of the facility.

“Hammes Partners is pleased to have invested in a facility that will serve the healthcare needs of the community for decades to come” says Todd Kibler, Principal of Hammes Partners.

“The conceptualization and implementation surrounding this project was truly a collaborative effort by a team composed of representatives from Presence, RTKL, Power Construction and various Hammes affiliated entities. We look forward to augmenting the existing tenancy with complementary outpatient services and physician practices in the medical office space,” says Mr. Kibler.

The urban location services one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Chicago, as the ambulatory center sits within walking distance of Lake Shore Drive, public transportation, restaurants, hotels, museums and the Lincoln Park Zoo.

“The development of the Presence Center for Advanced Care marks an exciting time for patients, leadership, staff and neighbors in a city that embraces a neighborhood model,” says Richard Galling, Hammes Company President and COO. “We are thrilled to have partnered with Presence Saint Joseph Hospital on this innovative facility in Chicago.”

In addition to Hammes Partners and Hammes Company, the project team includes architecture firm RTKL Associates Inc. and construction manager Power Construction, both of Chicago. Kirk Dunlap, Development Manager with Hammes Company, is leading all physician leasing efforts and can be contacted at or 262-792-5900. Leasing and custom build-out of physician suites on the three medical office floors has commenced, however there is still availability for new tenants.

About Hammes Partners

Hammes Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on the U.S. healthcare real estate market. Hammes Partners is complemented by a suite of services offered by its affiliates, including Hammes Company Healthcare, a nationally recognized healthcare industry leader since 1993. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information, please visit

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