NexCore Group provided development, financing, program management, and leasing for the 119,600 SF Doctors Building Three on the St. Alexius Medical Center (SAMC) campus, northwest of Chicago. The facility is connected to the hospital, another medical office building, and a diagnostic ambulatory mall through a shared lobby, allowing cost sharing of common facility elements. This provided savings to both Doctors Building Three and the hospital. The facility contains a cancer center, joint venture ASC, and physician offices. The project also included a new 95,000 SF, 310-space parking garage, and lot.
Alexian Brothers Health Network implemented The Cancer Institute at Alexian Brothers in three locations, including on its St. Alexius Medical Center campus. The Cancer Institute on the SAMC campus includes approximately 18,000 SF in Doctors Building Three and approximately 13,000 SF in the adjacent hospital.
The program elements include an oncology clinic/chemotherapy (10 beds, three private rooms, four oncologists, breast center, lab, education, radiation therapy, one equipped HDR linear accelerator, one room shelled, and CT scanner), specialty care (cancer genetics, gynecologic oncology, and thoracic oncology), cancer rehabilitation, and conference center. The Cancer Institute has received accreditation by the American College of Surgeons as a comprehensive network community hospital program and is one of the highest volume cancer programs in the northwest Chicago suburbs.
Doctors Building Three enabled the hospital to bring additional physicians to the campus (resulting in additional inpatient and outpatient revenues), preserve its capital for the expansion of inpatient services, and generally focus its efforts on healthcare operations. The hospital also experienced a 40% increase in outpatient volume three years after Doctors Building Three opened.
“We had bids from at least 20 companies and narrowed it down to four. I also did some checking of references — administrators the companies provided as well as ones I knew from my background at HCA, Republic, HAI, and Charter. We vetted the process pretty well, and it was unanimous to go with NexCore. What was important were the positive references from other hospital administrators."