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Walsh Construction Completes Loyola Medicine Ambulatory Care Center

TINLEY PARK, IL — Walsh Construction has completed Loyola Medicine's new 70,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Center, an outpatient facility that features a comprehensive cancer care center, urgent care center, imaging services, retail pharmacy, 50 exam rooms, eight procedure rooms, and an X-ray suite and laboratory. Serving over 15,000 patients, the $69 million facility includes oncology, cardiology, digestive health, endocrinology, gynecology, hepatology, neurology, orthopedics, otolaryngology and audiology, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, primary care, pulmonology, radiology, and sports medicine.

Major modalities within the Ambulatory Care Center include CT, MRI, X-Ray, Mammogram, and a Linear Accelerator, as well as a shell room for an additional future Linear Accelerator. The Linear Accelerator performs radiation treatment with a high level of accuracy and is used to treat cancerous tumors while preserving the surrounding tissue.

Walsh commenced construction in early April 2022 and utilized LEAN principles and practices with project designer HOK to accommodate and successfully deliver the schedule. The project team incorporated pull-planning, target design, design assist, pre-fabricated delivery options and assistance with material/equipment selections, monetized assembly, and innovative construction means and methods that foster expedited implementation. "We look forward to expanding our reach to patients in the southwest suburbs," said Loyola Medicine President and CEO Shawn P. Vincent. "With this new development, we hope to further our mission of being a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities by providing local residents exceptional academic medical care conveniently located in their neighborhoods."

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