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WGN-TV | WGN-9 Chicago | October 18, 2014 | 5:30PM Newscast

"City, state leaders announce plans for community center on Southwest side"

WMAQ-TV | NBC-5 Chicago | October 18, 2014 | 6:00AM Newscast

WMAQ-TV | NBC-5 Chicago | October 18, 2014 | 5:00AM Newscast

WLS-TV | ABC-7 Chicago | October 18, 2014 | 8:30AM Newscast


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Chicago Healthcare Daily

...The project has attracted the support of several public officials, including Mr. Emanuel and U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Illinois.

"Focal Point is a game changer for Chicago's West and Southwest side communities," Mr. Durbin said in a statement announcing the official launch of the project. "The campus will be the first of its kind and can serve as a model for community development across the nation..."

Read the full story: Hospital project seeks Emanuel administration's help acquiring land | October 29, 2014

Lawndale News

"...Focal Point will provide a central gathering place for residents of North Lawndale, Little Village, and Back of the Yards to have the kinds of services and opportunities so important to creating economically vibrant communities," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel...

Read the full story: City Announces Official Launch of Focal Point Community Campus Development | October 23, 2014

DNAinfo Chicago

"...This new development will help give back to this area and provide it with a fresh new face that brings jobs to our local residents," said U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-7th). "There is some hard work ahead as we raise money to get this project over the finish line, but we do not shy away from new challenges..."

Read the full story: Massive Little Village Development Enters Fundraising Phase | October 22, 2014

Architect Magazine

...Focal Point is expecting to create 2,100 construction jobs, along with several hundred more jobs predicted in retail, according to Guy A. Medaglia, president and CEO of Saint Anthony Hospital...

Read the full story: A New Design Approach to Healthcare | November 6, 2013

Medical Construction & Design

...Focal Point recently announced its project team: development partner Jones Lang LaSalle, architects HDR Architecture and market research consultants August Partners...

Read the full story: Project Team Named For Focal Point Project | October 30, 2013

The Chicago Architecture Blog

...We are excited to bring vital medical, educational and retail services to them in a financially self-sustainable way and be a model for Chicago and the nation", stated Guy A. Medgalia, President & CEO, Chicago Southwest Development Corporation...

Read the full story: Little Village’s Focal Point Attracts The Gaze of the AIA | October 17, 2013

Extra News

...Acting as both an anchor and a change agent, the hospital is envisioned as an urban campus that fosters a relationship between the hospital and its community", stated Abigail Clary, Regional Director, Healthcare, HDR Architecture...

Read the full story: Focal Point Community Earns National Design Awards | October 14, 2013

Healthcare Design Magazine

...It's not an easy sell on paper: A 100-percent financially self-sustaining, mixed-use campus anchored by a community hospital, in an area on the southwest side of Chicago that struggles with high crime and unemployment.

But if anyone can sell it, it's Guy A. Medaglia, president and CEO, Chicago Southwest Development Corp. and St. Anthony Hospital. In fact, he already has...

Read the full story: St. Anthony Hospital Puts Community First | April 11, 2013


...Mayor Rahm Emanuel knows that unless you dream big, it is impossible for big things to happen. Mayor Emanuel takes Daniel Burnham's mantra to "make no small plans" to heart...

Read the full story: Mayor Emanuel's long-term 'strategic vision' growth in seven Chicago communities | March 18, 2013

Gazette Chicago

...Guy A. Medaglia, president and CEO of both CSDC and Saint Anthony Hospital, said, "While many community development efforts come and go due to changes in funding, Focal Point is designed to be financially self-sustaining, so it will finally be the solution these neighborhoods deserve to deliver the medical, education, and other services they need for success..."

Read the full story: Saint Anthony Focal Point Project Progresses | February 1, 2013

Lawndale News

 "...Quality health care is something every community deserves, and we are pleased to unveil the first of several clinics which raise the standard of care for our community members through the delivery of modern, top-class services in the specialty areas they've told us are needed and important," said Guy A. Medaglia, president and chief executive officer of Saint Anthony Hospital...

Read the full story: Saint Anthony Hospital Reopens Clinic in Brighton Park | November 22, 2012 Blog

...But the most novel element, perhaps, is the business model. "What makes this idea unique is that once this campus is built, the income from its for-profit elements will supplement the financial needs of the not-for-profit elements," said Guy Medaglia, Saint Anthony Ministries president and chief executive officer, in a statement...

Read the full story: Focal Point intends to reinvent the hospital | September 12, 2012

Healthcare Design

...HDR Architecture, Inc. was selected to design the mixed-use, nearly 1 million-square-foot Focal Point community campus, which will deliver a combination of retail, wellness, education, arts, and recreation elements to the southwest side of Chicago, serving as the new home to Saint Anthony Hospital...

Read the full story: HDR to Design Chicago's Focal Point Community Campus | September 11, 2012

The Architect's Newspaper

"..This is a big project. But the more people began supporting the concept, the more viable it became," said Guy A. Medaglia, who left his career in financial consulting to chair Saint Anthony. "Gradually we've made believers out of the people who said it couldn't work..."

Read the full story: Saintly Ambitions | September 7, 2012

Gazette Newspaper

...Plans call for a complex with nearly one million square feet focusing on well-being for the 400,000 residents in the Little Village, Pilsen, North Lawndale, Brighton Park, Back of the Yards, McKinley Park, Chicago Lawn, and Archer Heights neighborhoods as well as Berwyn and Cicero. "We are shooting for an end of the year 2016 opening," said Guy A. Medaglia, president and CEO of Saint Anthony Ministries and Saint Anthony Hospital...

Read the full story: Saint Anthony Ministries spearheads innovative community development | September 7, 2012

Gazette Editorial

...Saint Anthony CEO Guy A. Medaglia calls this campus "something that has never been done before and has the potential to transform community development in disadvantaged communities all across our country." We agree...

Read the full story: Saint Anthony development a ‘Focal Point’ in more ways than one | September 6, 2012