Ribbon chopping to rejoice expanded well being treatment solutions in Gage Park, West Elsdon

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony will rejoice the start of a new health and fitness collaborative partnership and the opening of the 55th & Pulaski Health Collaborative, a comprehensive clinical care middle in Chicago’s Gage Park and West Elsdon communities.

The collaborative, formed with a $15 million Healthcare Transformation Collaboratives award from the Illinois Section of Health care and Family members Providers, is the very first of 8 inaugural point out-funded projects to operationalize. It provides alongside one another a number of companions to offer specialty care and innovative diagnostic, psychological overall health and women’s wellness services to the city’s Southwest Aspect. 


Friday, May 20 
10:30 a.m. 

Exactly where: 

55th & Pulaski Well being Collaborative 
5525 S. Pulaski Road 


Leaders from the College of Illinois Chicago and its wellness system, UI Wellness, will welcome leaders from the Illinois Section of Healthcare and Household Solutions and other partners in the collaborative. A clinic tour will stick to remarks by: 

  • UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis
  • Illinois Division of Healthcare and Relatives Providers Assistant Director Jenny Aguirre
  • UIC Vice Chancellor for Wellness Affairs Dr. Robert Barish
  • Mate Household Health Heart CEO Verneda Bachus
  • Alivio Healthcare Heart CEO Esther Corpuz
  • UIC Higher education of Applied Health and fitness Sciences Professor and Associate Head of Actual physical Treatment Shane Phillips
  • UIC University of Medicine Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs Dr. Heather Prendergast.  
  • UIC School of Medicine Executive Dean Dr. Mark Rosenblatt.  


The “Transforming the Gage Park/West Elsdon Community Via Partnership” task was funded by Illinois Healthcare and Spouse and children Expert services in July 2021. The University of Illinois Chicago bought and began renovating a former medical facility in September of past yr. The 55th & Pulaski Wellness Collaborative welcomed its very first people in February and carries on to extend solutions as renovations go forward. 

The collaborative is spearheaded by UIC School of Medicine doctors and consists of three federally experienced wellbeing facilities: Alivio Medical Heart, Friend Household Wellness Heart and UI Health and fitness Mile Square Health Centre. Alivio, a bilingual and bicultural centre, supports obstetrics and gynecology care. Friend Loved ones supplies behavioral wellness, mental health and urgent treatment products and services. Mile Sq. offers dental treatment. 

The collaborative also features the UIC University of Utilized Well being Sciences, which supplies bodily remedy, occupational remedy and diet companies, and the UIC Business of Group Engagement and Community Wellbeing Partnerships, which supports group engagement and oversees an built-in treatment coordination design to aid tackle social determinants of wellness. 

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