Expansion of UI Mile Square Health Center


One of the core tenants within the Bishop Plaza shopping center in the Chicago neighborhood of Back of The Yards recently underwent an expansion of their facility. In an effort to combat the growing community demand for their services, the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System-Mile Square Health Center recruited MRG Construction Corp. (MRGC) to perform an add-on to their center. This addition will allow the UI Mile Square Health Center to better serve their patients, and the surrounding members of the community by offering a wider range of services and increasing appointment availability.

The University of Illinois Mile Square Health Center has been a respected establishment within Back of The Yards and a valued tenant of Matanky Realty Group since they signed their lease in 2019. Since 1967, Mile Square Health Center’s mission has remained constant — to serve the communities of Chicago and to provide top-notch medical service and health care to Chicagoans regardless of their financial standing. Each year, Mile Square Health Center serves more than 40,000 individuals throughout various Chicago neighborhoods. The Back of The Yards location, one of eight health centers within the UI Healthcare system, provides an array of services including behavioral healthcare, prenatal care, well-child exams, referrals for housing, shelter, substance abuse programs, and many more. The current services offered also require the use of certain machines, and ample space for the medical staff to perform the various services. Matanky Realty Group referred MRG Construction Corp. to assist Mile Square to expand the facility and increase the functionality of their space to better fit their business needs.

This expansion includes the installation of new medical equipment and electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems. New cabinets serve both as attractive room dividers and as extremely valuable storage. The new tiling and vibrant coat of paint within the facility play significant roles in contributing to the now modernized interior appearance. Overall, over the span of a few months, UI Mile Square transformed into a medical space that exudes professionalism and a welcoming atmosphere which will hopefully appeal to the many patients that they serve.

MRGC is thrilled to tackle projects within the healthcare field. We wish to extend a big thank-you to the University of Illinois Mile Square Health Center at Bishop Plaza for both the opportunity to reshape their space and for their service to Chicago communities. MRG Construction Corp. wishes smooth operation of this facility for the years to come.