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Rush University Medical Center

Rush plans $500 million outpatient center

Rush plans $500 million outpatient center

Rush University Medical Center said it plans to build a $500 million outpatient facility as part of a significant reconfiguration of its Near West Side campus.

The academic medical center said it is in the early stages of developing a master plan, which also calls for demolishing student housing to the east of its butterfly-shaped hospital along the Eisenhower Expressway and redeveloping land the organization is buying from Malcolm X College on the north side of the highway.

The new medical office will house many services, such as imaging, lab, rehabilitative therapy and interventional cardiology, that are currently spread in different buildings throughout the...