UNMC Hospital Construction

April 30, 2024

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved a $72 million contract with McCarthy Building Companies to construct the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s CORE building at Saddle Creek Road & Farnam Street. It will house administration offices and research facilities. Completion is planned for summer 2026.

Additionally, the Regents approved items related to UNMC’s Project NExT – an amendment to the interlocal agreement between UNMC and the City of Omaha and funding for the planning of Phase 1. Project NExT will be completed in phases, beginning with “Project Health,” consisting of $2.19 billion academic teaching hospital facility. The city will provide up to $45 million toward planning and construction and $20 million for public improvements. The approved funding for planning phase of Project Health totals $9.1 million and will involve engaging HDR and Kiewit Building Group.