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Commission Meeting Notice - July 18, 2017

July 14, 2017


NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING


RE:     ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT
          COMMISSION MEETING
          JULY 18, 2017 - 1:00 A.M.
          Illinois Medical District Commission
          2100 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612-3706
          1st Floor, Room 106

 

A Meeting of the Illinois Medical District Commission will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 1:00 P.M., at 2100 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612-3706 in Room 106.

The Catalyst July 2017

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Catalyst June 2017

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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Last week, the IMD distributed a press release detailing the IMD's tour of Springfield, where staff spent an entire day meeting with state senators and representatives on behalf of the District. The goal of the trip was to raise awareness of the IMD, and to present our strategic plan. Research tells us that one of the critical components of successful innovation districts is a strong support system that includes elected officials.

This is something that the IMD has lacked for some time. I'll continue to keep the lines of communication open in order to build upon these relationships with our state leaders.

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DR. McKINNEY WITH SENATOR PATRICIA VAN PELT

Finally, I hope you enjoyed a long weekend spent with family and loved ones, and that on our nation's most humbling day, you were able to honor the the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

-SUZET MCKINNEY, DRPH, MPH

THE PORTES FOUNDATION CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Portes Foundation, in association with The Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC), is soliciting proposals for research projects in health promotion, and disease prevention. Historically, the Portes Foundation has funded grants in the range of $25,000 to $50,000. In general grants are awarded for one year projects.

The principal investigator must be a MD, DO, or PhD, have an appointment at a medical school, other health science schools or colleges, or a medical school affiliated hospital or group practice.

The first phase of this process is a Letter of Intent, which should not exceed three pages. It should concisely describe the purpose and rationale of the study, its expected outcome, as well as the basic methods that will be used for evaluating the success of the project. The letter of intent must be submitted electronically to iomcstaf@iomc.org by July 1, 2017.

CHICAGO CAC LUMINARY AWARD DINNER

ChicagoCAC's third annual Luminary Award Dinner was a super success! On May 4, hundreds of Chicagoans attended the sold-out event to honor Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO of ComEd, for her longtime support of ChicagoCAC and her strong advocacy for children.

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In all, the event raised more than $425,000 for ChicagoCAC's programs and services, including more than $80,000 for its Growing & Giving campaign. To learn more about the Growing & Giving campaign, click here.

GROWING SOLUTIONS FARM STAND

Urban Autism Solutions (UAS) has launched its weekly farm stand as part of the Growing Solutions Farm project. The farm is a signature project of UAS that teaches vocational skills to young adults with autism. Each Wednesday from 10a-1p, farm interns will sell their produce on the corner of Leavitt Street and Campbell Drive.

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GROWING SOLUTIONS FARMS INTERNS

The IMD is working in partnership with Growing Solutions Farm to coordinate food truck visits on Wednesdays during the farm stand sale. There is a parking spot across the street from the farm, located at 2220 W. Campbell Park Drive that is reserved for food truck operators. The IMD and UAS will notify stakeholders of food truck vendor information each week. The first food truck visit is tentatively scheduled for June 7.


TEAM RED CROSS: CHICAGO MARATHON

Are you interested in running the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon? The Marathon lottery is now closed, but IMD employees are invited to be part of Team Red Cross. Join your American Red Cross neighbors and receive a guaranteed entry to the race on Sunday, October 8.

"Team Red Cross runners train hard for race day because they know their effors support an important cause."

-Celena Roldan, Chicago Red Cross CEO

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Team Red Cross helps runners achieve their race goals, while providing a rewarding charitable giving experience. Runners fund raise to support the Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Click here to register, or contact Stephanie Patton with questions.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: FBI

The FBI is seeking applicants for its Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) Program. To apply to participate in the Chicago DAR Event:

  1.    Navigate to "FBIJobs.gov" and click on "Apply to Jobs."
  2.    Select "Talent Networks" and click on "DAR Chicago
       Talent Network."
  3.    Read the job summary instructions and click "Start." .

An information session is scheduled for July 12, 2017.

MADE IN CHICAGO. CHANGING THE WORLD.

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312 738 5800 info@medicaldistrict.org
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Springfield Press Release

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May 25, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ryan Gage
Director of Marketing and Communication
RGage@medicaldistrict.org
312-738-5800

 

 IMD Leadership Shares Strategic Vision with State Legislators

Executive Director travels to Springfield on behalf of 
the nation's second largest urban medical district

 

CHICAGO–Illinois Medical District (IMD) CEO/Executive Director Dr. Suzet McKinney visited Springfield last week to discuss with state legislators her strategic vision to transform the District into a more vibrant, thriving environment for those who work, live and visit. Her efforts raised awareness among elected officials of current and future initiatives aimed at positioning the IMD as the next great health innovation district.

Dr. McKinney spent a full day going door to door at the State Capitol, meeting with senators and representatives alike. Her audience included Representative Art Turner and Senator Patricia Van Pelt, in whose congressional and senate districts the IMD lies. She also met with Representative Martin Sandoval, Senator Tony Munoz, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, among others.

“I was heartened by the reception from our elected officials when I shared our ambitious goals for the District,” said Dr. McKinney. “Their support will be critical to our success, and their thorough line of questioning tells me that we’ve piqued their interest.”

Dr. McKinney’s vision for the IMD calls for more strategic development throughout the District that will make a larger economic impact on the city, county and state. The plan also seeks to create opportunities for the surrounding communities through training programs, permanent jobs and more amenities, such as dining and retail.  

“Chicago’s west side residents are often underserved, and their talents are underutilized,” said 5th District Senator Patricia Van Pelt. “I was excited to learn about the IMD’s plan to create change in the community, and I look forward to working closely with Dr. McKinney to see that it happens.”

The IMD plans to leverage existing economic development programs to recruit the types of business that will thrive, as well as foster a more collaborative and innovative environment. Attracting specific companies within the healthcare/biotech sector will ensure that the nearly 30 acres of available land are developed in a way that fits with the overall mission of the IMD.

“For too long the IMD has existed as a little-known entity with a wealth of untapped potential,” continued Dr. McKinney. “Our strategy is aggressive, but necessary to achieving our goal of becoming the world’s next great district for healthcare innovation.”

The IMD will advance its strategic plan by continuing to build awareness and support among local business leaders, elected officials and District stakeholders. It will also seek funding opportunities through federal grants and private investment, both of which are critical components of successful innovation districts. Together, IMD partners will accelerate discovery and commercialization that is reshaping the practice of medicine, generating prosperity for everyone.

 

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The Illinois Medical District Commission (IMDC) fosters economic growth in the Illinois Medical District (IMD) by supporting healthcare, research, program, technology commercialization and real estate development initiatives. The IMDC facilitates collaboration among clinicians, academic researchers, private industry and patients, acting as an independent third party convener that brings institutions and individuals together around common needs, goals and themes. Our mission is to be a leader in patient care and medical research utilizing our diversity and unique assets while driving economic growth. www.medicaldistrict.org

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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.

Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #IMDandU.


 

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