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The Catalyst November 2017

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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

On October 20, Mayor Emanuel and Governor Rauner announced the sites proposed in a joint bid for Amazon's second North American headquarters, HQ2. The IMD is among the sites submitted by Illinois. Amazon locating in the IMD would contribute significantly to the economic growth goals that are outlined in our strategic vision, and would bring new opportunities for collaboration among an already robust ecosystem of partner organizations.

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The overall economic impact of Amazon locating HQ2 in Chicago is unparalleled, according to a study commissioned by World Business Chicago. Amazon expects to invest more than $5 billion for construction of HQ2, and when completed it is expected to employ up to 50,000 people. Amazon is expected to announce its decision on HQ2 in 2018. In the meantime, we will continue moving forward with our strategic vision for positioning the IMD as the world''s next great health innovation district. Thank you, as always for your support in helping us achieve this vision.

-SUZET MCKINNEY, DRPH, MPH

 

JESSE BROWN VA OPEN HOUSE

On Wednesday, November 1, the Jesse Brown VA will host an Open House for veterans. The event will include enrollment and eligibility personnel to provide information regarding Veterans Benefit programs, and to answer questions about the claims process.

The event will also include presentations and information about health, such as exercise, meditation and diet. The event will take place from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Kizer Conference Center, located at 820 S. Damen Avenue.

CHICAGO CAC FUNDRAISER EVENT

On Wednesday, November 1, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center, in partnership with Kendra Scott Jewelry, will host a fundraiser. Attendees will enjoy light refreshments, and can shop jewelry and home items. Kendra Scott Jewelry will donate 20% of the proceeds from each purchase to ChicagoCAC to help children and families healing from abuse in our city. The event will take place from 6 PM to 8 PM at Kendra Scott Jewelry, located at 900 North Michigan Avenue.

DR. ROBERT WINN KOMEN AWARD

On Saturday, October 21, Komen Chicago hosted its 20th anniversary 'Ignite the Fight' gala to raise money for breast cancer research, and to recognize people who are making a difference in the fight to end this disease that affects one in eight women. Among the awardees was IMD partner and UIC Cancer Center Director Dr. Robert Winn. Dr. Winn was chosen as a More Than Pink Hero for his tireless work to close the gap between science and community-based care.

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Dr. Winn has received international recognition for his efforts to improve health care delivery in underserved communities, ensuring equal access to cutting edge medical treatments. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Winn for this well-deserved recognition.

IMD Executive Director Dr. Suzet McKinney attended the Komen gala to present the Civic Award to Illinois Senate President John Cullerton for his work on women's issues, especially in programs for breast cancer treatment.


JOB OPENING: SUPERIOR AMBULANCE EMT PROGRAM

Our newest IMD partner Superior Ambulance has announced openings for its November 2017 EMT Apprentice program that will educate candidates and prepare them to successfully complete the National/State Registry and become a licensed Emergency Medical Technician - Basic:

  • Duration - approxiamately 8-weeks
  • Class meets Monday-Friday from 8 AM-5/6 PM.
  • Location - 395 W. Lake Street, Elmhurst, IL
  • Attendance is mandatory
  • Minimum Wage pay until licensing

To learn more about the apprentice program, click here.  If you'd like to apply for the program, you can create a profile and begin the application process here

MADE IN CHICAGO. CHANGING THE WORLD.

2100 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612
312 738 5800 info@medicaldistrict.org
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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



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IMD&U: Learn Our Story. Share Our Vision.

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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