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The Catalyst October 2017

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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Earlier this month, we proudly welcomed to the District our newest IMD partner, Superior Ambulance. Superior is set to begin operations at its largest location in Cook County, a 26,000 square foot facility at the corner of Leavitt and Hastings. Superior's new IMD station will house ambulances, couriers, transit vans, and wheelchair vans. In addition, it is large enough to store equipment from partnering hospitals in the region.

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In addition to providing more efficient service to the IMD hospitals, Superior has fully committed to helping support the surrounding community. Superior will create 100 new jobs this year, and has dedicated at least 51% of those jobs to residents of Cook County. Superior also pays the tuition of paramedic school employees, provides paid apprenticeships for EMTs, full benefits to employees, as well as a flexible EMT training class for single mothers. We are proud to welcome them to the IMD community. You can read more about the new partnership here.

-SUZET MCKINNEY, DRPH, MPH

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HEKTOEN T.H.E.N. CENTER

Our IMD partners at Hektoen Institute of Medicine, in collaboration with a group of 3 physicians working at various IMD institutions, have co-founded a new center called The Center for the Collaborative Study of Trauma, Health Equity, and Neurobiology (THEN Center).

The Vision of the THEN Center is to create by 2025 "a multidisciplinary community that will design curricula of academic medicine and health science training programs to include core concepts of how adverse experiences and trauma affect neurodevelopment, lifelong health and health equity, as well as strategies for prevention, mitigation and treatment of consequences of trauma."

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Hektoen would like to invite people to attend its THEN Center Welcome Celebration. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 17 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM at the IMD Auditorium, located at 2100 West Harrison Street. The event will include appetizers, drinks and conversation. To learn more about Hektoen, click here.

THE WINDING PATH AHEAD WORKSHOP

Urban Autism Solutions will offer a two-part workshop in the month of October for parents of young adults with Autism and other mental health concerns. Each session will focus on integral topics for consideration as parents plan for their students' transition from high school to adult life. These workshops are free and open to the public.

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The first session will take place from 6 PM to 8 PM on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, located at 6245 S. Ingleside Avenue. For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Heather Tarczan at Heather@JMTF.org.

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CITY OF CHICAGO MUNICIPAL ID PROGRAM

The City of Chicago, in partnership with CTA and the Chicago Public Library announced that starting in December 2017, Chicago will become the first city in the nation to issue municipal identification cards. Residents will be able to use the new municipal ID cards to load and pay transit fares, functioning the same way as current Ventra Cards. In addition, the municipal ID cards will connect to the library system, enabling residents to use the card to open a new account, sync an existing account and check out books. The ID cards will also be accepted by all city departments as proof of identification. For more information about the program, click here.

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RED CROSS HURRICANE AND EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

In the last month, the American Red Cross has launched a wide-ranging relief effort to help people devastated by three historic, back-to-back hurricanes - Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The Red Cross is also supporting the Mexican Red Cross in its response to recent earthquakes. The Red Cross is working day and night to meet emergency and recovery needs for those impacted.

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A.R.C .VOLUNTEER ASSISTS WITH IRMA RELIEF

Countless lives have been impacted by these historic storms and earthquake. This large-scale, multi-agency response will take months to help victims and their families recover, but assistance is always welcome. If you'd like to donate to the relief efforts, click here.

 

MADE IN CHICAGO. CHANGING THE WORLD.

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Use-Value Hearing Notice - October 23, 2017

 

 

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NOTICE OF USE VALUE HEARING CONCERNING THE USE AND POSSIBLE LEASE OF A COMMERCIAL SPACE LOCATED AT 1910 W. HARRISON WITHIN THE ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT TO 8 HOSPITALITY GROUP 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, pursuant to the Illinois Medical District Act (70 ILCS 915.01 et seq.), on October 23, 2017 at 2:30 p.m., a “Use-Value” Hearing will be held by the Illinois Medical District Commission (“Commission”) at 2100 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612-3706 in Room 106. The hearing will be for the purpose of obtaining testimony and reviewing documentation with respect to the proposed use and possible lease by 8 Hospitality Group of space located at 1910 W. Harrison within the Illinois Medical District, to establish whether the nature of the proposed uses of the said property are consistent with the Illinois Medical District Act, together with reviewing the underlying feasibility of the project and related matters. All interested parties are invited to attend the hearing.

Dated: October 13, 2017



IMD and Superior Ambulance Announce New Partnership

 

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September 20, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Illinois Medical District Press Office
Ryan Gage
312-738-5800
RGage@medicaldistrict.org

 

DR. SUZET MCKINNEY AND SUPERIOR AMBULANCE ANNOUNCE A NEW AMBULANCE FACILITY IN THE ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT

Facility will be Superior’s largest ambulance location in Cook County; bringing more than 100 new jobs to the near west side

Dr. Suzet McKinney, Executive Director of the Illinois Medical District (IMD), and Superior Ambulance today announced the creation of a new ambulance facility within the Illinois Medical District. This will be Superior’s largest ambulance location in Cook County. Superior Ambulance’s IMD Station will bring more 100 new jobs to the near west side community.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Superior Ambulance, a critical partner not only in providing efficient and quality healthcare, but in creating opportunities for those in the communities where we work and live,” says Dr. Suzet McKinney. “At the IMD, just like at Superior Ambulance, our main priority is creating and supporting a community of healthy, safe and economically prosperous families.”

The Superior Ambulance IMD Station will house ambulances, couriers, transit vans, and wheelchair vans. In addition, it is large enough to store equipment from partnering hospitals in the region. This station provides shorter commutes for employees and ambulance ETA’s for partnering hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Superior Ambulance currently has five Cook County stations in Schaumburg, Evanston, Chicago (Northside), Markham, and Oak Lawn, and they strategically stage vehicles throughout the Chicagoland area when not at a station.

“We are honored to work with the Illinois Medical District and share their commitment to the communities we together work, live and serve in,” said David Hill, CEO of Superior Ambulance. “This partnership has been years in the making and we look forward to working with Dr. McKinney, our partnering hospitals and the near west side community to hire and train more than 100 residents to serve our clients in their time of need.”

Superior Ambulance was recently awarded the non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) contract with Cook County Health and Hospital System (CCHHS). This will provide ambulatory and non-ambulatory transportation for CCHHS patients.  For the new Superior IMD station, at least 51% of the new hires will be residents of Cook County.

Superior Ambulance has provided hundreds of jobs to community residents, pays the tuition of paramedic school employees, provides paid apprenticeships for EMTs, full benefits to employees, as well as a flexible EMT training class for single mothers.

The partnering hospitals that will be serviced through the new Superior IMD station include Rush University Medical Center, Cook County Health and Hospital System, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Presence St. Mary Hospital, Sinai Health System (Mt. Sinai Hospital Schwab Rehabilitation Center) and St. Anthony’s Hospital.

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Situated in the heart of one of the world’s most admired cities, the Illinois Medical District (IMD) offers partners a unique ecosystem of knowledge, collaboration, and resources, plus something more: the opportunity to impact the world’s next great district for healthcare innovation. Together, IMD partners accelerate discovery and commercialization that is reshaping the practice of medicine, generating prosperity for everyone.

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As an IMD partner or key constituent, you aren’t just part of the Illinois Medical District story, you—and those you serve—are the heart of it. Throughout 2017 we will share monthly updates on all that is taking place in the IMD and encourage U to be part of our story by emailing IMD&U@medicaldistrict.org with ideas and topics of interest.

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