FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Cook County is building a new 9-story, 282,000 square foot building for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) at the corner of Polk Street and Damen Avenue. CCHHS is one of our anchor institutions, and we'd like to highlight their efforts to help the IMD become the world's next great innovation district.
The new Central Campus Health Center will be completed in 2018 and represents a $100 million investment by the County. Clinical services provided in the new health center will include outpatient specialty services such as dental, ophthalmology, oncology, infusion, dermatology, diabetes and endocrine and adult medicine. The first four floors will house clinical space, with the remaining floors serving as administrative space.
"The new health center will provide our patients an updated, welcoming space, reflective of the high-quality care they receive," said Dr. Jay Shannon, CEO, CCHHS. "With this project we are coming closer to realizing our future as a modern, integrated person-centered health system, providing expert care while fulfilling our historical mission to care for all in need. Our patients deserve no less."
The Central Campus Health Center will further expand the clinical services for Cook County residents available in the Illinois Medical District. Construction of the new facility is progressing at lightning speed. If you haven't seen it yet, drive by or click here for a live view.
Finally I hope you enjoy a safe and Happy Fourth of July Holiday.
-SUZET MCKINNEY, DRPH, MPH
GROWING SOLUTIONS FARM STAND
The Growing Solutions Farm, located at 2200 W. Campbell, will sell fresh produce at its weekly farm stand this summer. The farm stand sellers are all part of the Urban Autism Solutions vocational training program, which provides services to young people with autism. The farm stand is open on Wednesdays from 10 AM to 1 PM.
GROWING SOLUTIONS FARM STAND
JOB OPENING: CAN TV
CAN TV is seeking a part-time PM receptionist to work in its administrative department. This position is the first contact many local residents have with CAN TV, and responsibilities include helping people get the assistance and information they need to take advantage of CAN TV services. For more information, or to apply for the position, click here.
RUSH WEST SIDE WALK TO WELLNESS
As part of Rush's new community-based health initiatives, doctors at Rush are leading Chicago's first West Side walk toward a healthier community.
The West Side walk is an expansion in Rush's participation in the national Walk With a Doc program, which encourages community members to walk together to promote increased physical activity and wellness.
West Side Walk to Wellness: Walk With a Doc is an eight-week community walking program. The hourlong walks will take place on Saturday mornings from through August 12.
Participants will meet at 10 a.m. outside of New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church at 4301 W. Washington Blvd., where they will hear brief health tips from a physician at Rush before walking in Garfield Park. To learn more or to register, click here.
EASTERSEALS CAMP FRIENDSHIP
Easterseals has a series of summer camps for children ages 5 to 14 that is designed to help them learn social skills within a positive, safe and fun learning environment. The camp is tailored for children with autism spectrum disorder, nonverbal learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and children with similar social skills deficits.
The second and final installment of Camp Friendship will take place Monday, July 10, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017 at Faith Church, located at 100 E. 81st Ave. Dyer, IN 46311. Parents are responsible for lunch and transportation to and from the camp. Space at camp is limited. For more information, including how to enroll a child in camp, click here.