I am proud to note that the University of Chicago Medical Center was selected to receive the Voluntary MBE/WBE Program of Year award from the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA). This prestigious award recognizes the medical center’s work with minority- and women-owned business enterprises under the leadership of Joan Archie, Executive Director of Construction Compliance. Minority- and women-owned businesses are integral to our long-term goals and we are proud to work with these firms to help drive economic opportunity in our community. Congratulations to Joan and other members of our Facilities, Planning Design and Construction group led by Marco Capicchioni. FPD&C also received the Project of the Year award in the category of New Construction/Suburbs (above $20 million) from the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) for the Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park.
The University of Chicago Medicine is the first Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center in Illinois to be recognized by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s accreditation program. The goal of the program is to improve outcomes for patients with pulmonary hypertension, a debilitating disease of the circulation of the lung. Accreditation means a program meets a set of criteria established by the PHA’s Scientific Leadership Council and the PHCC Oversight Committee, which is composed of global leaders in the field of pulmonary hypertension.