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He's leading redevelopment of the old Cook County Hospital
John Murphy has a lot of personal ties to the grand Beaux-Arts building, which now has a Hyatt in it.

Friday, August 07, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business
by Alby Gallun

John Murphy, 54, is chairman and CEO of Chicago-based Murphy Real Estate Services, which is leading the redevelopment of the old Cook County Hospital, a Beaux-Arts colossus on the city's West Side that opened more than a century ago and closed in 2002. The project includes office and retail space, as well as a recently opened 210-room Hyatt House hotel and Dr. Murphy's Food Hall. Murphy lives in Hinsdale with his wife. They have five children: Three are on their own and two are still in college.

Who's Dr. Murphy?

My great uncle. He was a pioneering surgeon from the turn of the century and was Teddy Roosevelt's personal doctor. He taught at the old Cook County Hospital. In fact, my father, as well as my uncle and my grandfather, all did their residencies at the old Cook County Hospital.

What was the most surprising thing that you discovered in that building?

 



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