A very heartfelt thank you to all of those soldiers who serve, or have served, the United States. July 4th is a perfect time to thank a veteran, or active duty officer for their service and preservation of our freedom. On behalf of the IMDC, thank you!
Fun Facts About the 4th of July
- There were 56 signers to the Declaration of Independence; John Hancock was the first to sign; Benjamin Franklin (age 70) was the oldest to sign.
- In July 1776, 2.5 million people lived in the U.S. Today, there are approximately 318.4 million people.
- Congress made July 4th a federal holiday in 1870.
IL Health Insurance & Your Rights
The Illinois Department of Insurance is reminding consumers, health care providers and patient advocates about consumers’ rights for an independent external review when their health insurance carrier denies a claim or request based upon medical necessity (including health care setting, level of care or effectiveness), experimental/investigational, a pre-existing condition, or rescission of the policy.
For more information regarding independent external reviews in Illinois, contact the Office of Consumer Health Insurance at (877) 850-4740 or visit the Department’s website.
Responding to Abuse
Know the signs and speak up to protect children. The Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting “Responding to Abuse” on Thursday, July 7, 1-4 p.m. at 1240 S. Damen. This training is ideal for caregivers, community members, social workers, psychologists and mental health professionals. CE hours are available for licensed social workers and counselors. Register here.
Chicago Lighthouse Preschool and Day Care
The IMD Chicago Lighthouse offers an innovative “Preschool for All Program,” and is currently recruiting students who are sighted as well as visually impaired for the coming school year, which begins on September 8th. In its third year, the free Preschool, which was launched with the help of a grant from the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), provides a blended learning environment for children, ages 3-5, who reside in Chicago. Learn more about this program and all the Lighthouse has to offer. You may also contact Terry Longo at (312) 666-1331 ext. 3660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Cross Encourages Adding Blood Donation to Vacation To-Do Lists
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. You can help. Please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
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Support Cancer Research at Lake Michigan Swim
Join swimmers of all ages and skill levels on July 25 for the SAA – Chicago Open Water Swim to support cancer research and leading-edge patient care at Rush University Medical Center. Learn more.
IMD Guest House Golf Outing
Support the IMD Guest House and enjoy a game of golf at Cog Hill August 6. Register here.
The Power of Nursing Leadership Awards
18th Annual The Power of Nursing Leadership Awards Friday, November 18, 2015. Hosted by UIC College of Nursing.
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