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Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women's Hospital

The largest birthing center in Illinois, the Prentice Women’s Hospital is a 17-story structure with one basement and a penthouse, totaling 950,000 square feet.

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Project Details

Project Partners
VOA + OWP/P Design Collaborative
Owner
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Completion Date
Area
950,000 ft²
Sustainability
LEED Silver Certification
Number of Beds
912
Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago. Hedrich Blessing photo
Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago. Hedrich Blessing photo
Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago. Hedrich Blessing photo

Overview

Prentice houses the largest birthing center in Illinois, with diverse specialists also covering every medical condition for women of any age. It is one of the country’s largest centers for special-care infants, and has the region’s largest comprehensive breast cancer center.

We provided structural design services to VOA + OWP/P Design Collaborative for the facility, which was completed in 2007.

Highlights

  • The 17-story structure is designed to handle 13,600 births annually and an array of women’s health services.
  • When it opened, it became the first LEED Silver certified hospital in Illinois and the largest LEED certified hospital in the United States
  • The hospital structure consists of steel floor framing and concrete elevator cores. A tunnel connects the new facility to the rest of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital campus. Detailed coordination was required to avoid disruption during construction to surrounding hospital operations.

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