Advocate Christ Medical Center Ambulatory Care Pavilion

Oak Lawn, Illinois

Planned, designed and constructed in under three years, the Advocate Christ Medical Center (ACMC) Outpatient Pavilion was envisioned as a model to respond to the nationwide shift from inpatient to ambulatory, on-campus care. The LEED Gold facility promotes enhanced outpatient services where collaboration is emphasized, inefficiencies minimized and cost-savings optimized.

The nine-story, 330,000 square-foot modern icon sets an aesthetic tone for further redevelopment on the medical campus, while delivering patient-centric services through coordinated institutes focused on: Neuroscience, Cancer, Heart & Vascular, Outpatient Imaging & Surgery and Endoscopy. 

By developing a consolidated on-campus facility, ACMC greatly improved care and convenience, dispersed traffic more efficiently and relieved operational pressures on the tertiary hospital. The integrated design process promoted a nimble exchange of ideas that shortened the overall schedule, while establishing flexible planning concepts and a new image near the front door.

Building Relationships

Having worked continuously at Advocate Christ Medical Center since 1997, Pepper was able to provide an unparalleled level of understanding of Advocate’s mission and vision for the hospital. The current team has worked at the hospital for the past two years, reinforcing our commitment to being an extension of the Advocate team.

Encouraging Collaboration

We know that collaboration always leads to better results. Even though we’ve been incorporating elements of IPD and Lean construction for the past few years, but this project marks the first time Pepper has officially implemented IPD Lite. This solidifies our commitment to close collaboration through every step of construction — from design phase through project close-out — as well as our commitment to efficiency through Value Stream Mapping, Pull Planning, and Continuous Improvement.

Services Used
Owner: Advocate Health Care
Architect: HDR Architecture. Desman Associates