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Hospital Welcome Atrium

Opening in Summer 2022, the Welcome Atrium at the University of Illinois Hospital will be a new two-story lobby that welcomes patients and their families and ensures their healthcare experience will be first-class.

Located at the corner of Taylor and Wood Streets, the Welcome Atrium will improve access, circulation, and wayfinding for patients, visitors, and staff; enhance the interior ambience of the University of Illinois Hospital; elevate the UI Health brand and image; and provide increased security.


View the New Welcome Atrium

The new Welcome Atrium will include public/family seating; registration and check-in; security station and office; meditation and Pastoral Care areas; and conference rooms.

Completion date: Summer 2022


Improving the Patient Experience

The Welcome Atrium will help UI Health enhance the physical spaces that reflect the respect and compassion we give each of our patients.

Latest Project Updates

  • Construction of the canopy to begin in September. 
  • Roof materials to arrive soon, after which roof work will commence.
  • Interior soffit framing beginning soon.
  • Electrical shaft work to begin mid-September.

The Welcome Atrium project incorporates UIC sustainability goals and helps reduce maintenance costs.


Support the Hospital Welcome Atrium

The Welcome Atrium will be a modern, welcoming environment for all patients and visitors who come to see us in the Illinois Medical District. The Atrium entrance will be on West Taylor Street, and it also will be accessible via the bridges connecting to the hospital from the Outpatient Care Center to the west and the new Outpatient Surgery Center & Specialty Clinics building to the south.

How You Can Help

Your gift in support of the Hospital Welcome Atrium will help us ensure all patients and visitors have an exceptional, compassionate experience when they come to UI Health.

Make a gift today!


Future Location

OPENING SUMMER 2022
Intersection of Taylor Street and Wood Street
University of Illinois Hospital
1740 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612