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.
IMD HQ2 SITE PROPOSAL (GRAPH SYNERGIE)
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.
DR. ROBERT WINN
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