Northwestern Hospital's Outpatient Pavilion Will Bring 1,300 Jobs To Chicago
citizen | 12/6/2011, 5:28 p.m.
Mayor Emanuel announced the Outpatient Care Pavilion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital will bring more than 1,300 jobs to the hospitals main campus in Chicago, while greatly advancing health care resources in the area.
State-of-the-art facilities like this one add to Chicagos many advantages that help attract the best companies and the most dynamic workforce in the world, said Mayor Emanuel. Not only will this development help Chicago continue to lead in cutting-edge fields, it will provide quality jobs for Chicagoans and have an economic impact throughout the city.
The building will be filled with healthcare professionals from a variety of fields, including physicians, nurses, technicians and related support staff. The building will have a retail component as well.
The facility will create 650 permanent new jobs, as well as 700 construction jobs. There will be an additional 300 relocated jobs from other places in the Chicago area.
Northwestern Memorials new one million square foot Outpatient Care Pavilion will house an array of diagnostics and therapeutic services, including imaging and ambulatory surgery suites with recovery areas, physician offices and parking.
Northwestern Memorial currently employs 6,800 people in Chicago and is one of the largest workforces in the city. Economic impact studies indicate that the hospital supports approximately 7,000 additional jobs in the surrounding community.
This is the 15th announcement of new jobs that Mayor Emanuel has made since taking office, resulting in more than 10,000 positions spread across many industries, including financial services, aviation, banking, e-commerce, technology and health care.