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The New Hospital Pavilion at the University of Chicago Medical Center. (Credit: University of Chicago)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The University of Chicago is poised to open a new hospital with a new brand.

As WBBM Newsradio’s David Roe reports, in about a year, the U of C will open the New Hospital Pavilion new 10-story, 1.2 million square-foot hospital, which is under construction of 57th Street between Cottage Grove and Drexel avenues, with a bridge over Maryland Avenue.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s David Roe reports

The New Hospital Pavilion was designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, who was also behind the Charles M. Harper Center for the U of C’s Graduate School of Business.

The long building features 18-foot floor heights and a structural grid to allow the hospital to modify continually for future technology.

It also features a seventh-floor sky lobby that will include the central reception area, family waiting areas, and a chapel – all with views of the U of C campus on the east and Washington Park on the west.

The U of C has said the new hospital will house its most distinguished clinical programs, including those focusing on cancer, gastrointestinal disease, neuroscience, advanced surgery, and high-tech medical imaging.

Meanwhile, the U of C Medical Center is also unveiling a new name, “University of Chicago Medicine,” that will reflect the connection with the medical center and its clinical programs with the U of C Biological Science Division and Pritzker School of Medicine.

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