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Hammes Company selected as project manager for new health center

BROOKFIELD, Wis. and CHICAGO, Ill., June 19, 2013 - With an escalating need to provide primary and convenient care to the local community, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Services System is currently developing a new medical facility at Mile Square Health Center. The replacement facility, about 1.5 miles west of the existing clinic, is currently under construction on the highly visible intersection of Wood Street and Roosevelt Road in the area known as the Illinois Medical District.

Brookfield-based, healthcare consulting firm Hammes Company, in partnership with UJAMAA Construction, Inc., was selected by UIC as the project manager of the new 122,000 square-foot, six-story facility which will house a mix of primary, specialty, mental health and convenient care services across two floors. Other additional floors will be built-out and shelled for future use with tenants to be named at a later date. The facility is on schedule for completion in November and will open its doors to patients on January 1, 2014. UIC expects to treat nearly 76,000 patients by the end of its first operational year. 

“We are proud to be serving on the robust team delivering Mile Square Health Center to Chicago," says Richard Galling, President and COO of Hammes Company. "The academic health system’s main goal is to improve the provision of care to their communities and we are all working to realize that goal with an advanced healing facility for all patients, visitors and clinicians.” 

Hammes Company is working in collaboration with architect Moody Nolan, Inc., engineer KJWW Engineering Consultants, and general contractor George Sollitt Construction Company. 

Mile Square Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) as named by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). To qualify for this distinction, non-profit health organizations must meet all standards for care provision, reimbursement rates and offer a sliding fee scale based upon federal regulations. 

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