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Chicago Mayor Visits Northwestern Memorial, Announces Shared Goal for Healthcare Leadership and Economic Growth

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December 2, 2011

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The development of our new Outpatient Care Pavilion will create 1,300 new jobs and fuel Chicago’s economic engine.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a press conference at Northwestern Memorial on Thursday to discuss the shared goal between the hospital and the city to be a national leader in healthcare and drive the city economy by expanding our healthcare services and creating jobs. The development of our new Outpatient Care Pavilion, scheduled to open in 2014, will create about 1,300 jobs from the construction of the facility and employment of healthcare workers.

“Healthcare is a growing economic engine and job creator around the country and Chicago,” Mayor Emanuel said. “With Northwestern by our side and in the front of this effort, I want to be a leader in the area of healthcare sciences and healthcare services.”

Pending final regulatory approvals, the state-of-the-art Outpatient Care Pavilion will address the growing demand for quality healthcare and house an array of diagnostics and therapeutic services as well as ambulatory surgery suites, physician offices, retail shops and limited parking. Patients will also benefit from increased access to quality care in a welcoming environment.

“We are thrilled to join Mayor Emanuel today to announce new jobs, new opportunities and new medical advancements for the increasing number of patients who seek our care,” said Dean M. Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. “Northwestern Memorial is proud to be an economic engine for investment and job growth in Chicago. In fact, every hospital job generates one additional job in the regional economy.”

This economic growth and improved access to quality healthcare is made possible through our longstanding commitment to the Streeterville community.

“Northwestern Memorial took incredible care to address input and opinions received from neighboring residents and the neighborhood association, and that’s reflected in the final design,” said 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly. “It’s not often when you have a large-scale project like this that the neighbors show up at planning commission to testify in support of it.”

“Today’s job announcement is about our economic growth, but it’s bigger than our job announcement,” Mayor Emanuel said. “It’s about claiming the ground of Chicago being one of the healthcare centers of the country and, therefore, the world.”

Please visit our jobs section for more information about employment at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Last UpdateDecember 9, 2011
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