Cutting edge is not a term typically attributed to a building with more than a decade under its foundation, but that’s just how those involved in the planning, design and construction of Northwestern Memorial Hospital describe the 1999-built facility.

Sitting in one of Chicago’s major retail districts, NMH took 10 years to plan, and those involved in the project were guided by two simple words: “Patients First.” Among the ways Northwestern was advanced in its approach was in its care integration, seamless design and sustainability.

Read the full story on the nine ways Northwestern Memorial stands out in our sister magazine, Health Facilities Management, here.