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IMD and Superior Ambulance Announce New Partnership

 

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September 20, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Illinois Medical District Press Office
Ryan Gage
312-738-5800
RGage@medicaldistrict.org

 

DR. SUZET MCKINNEY AND SUPERIOR AMBULANCE ANNOUNCE A NEW AMBULANCE FACILITY IN THE ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT

Facility will be Superior’s largest ambulance location in Cook County; bringing more than 100 new jobs to the near west side

Dr. Suzet McKinney, Executive Director of the Illinois Medical District (IMD), and Superior Ambulance today announced the creation of a new ambulance facility within the Illinois Medical District. This will be Superior’s largest ambulance location in Cook County. Superior Ambulance’s IMD Station will bring more 100 new jobs to the near west side community.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Superior Ambulance, a critical partner not only in providing efficient and quality healthcare, but in creating opportunities for those in the communities where we work and live,” says Dr. Suzet McKinney. “At the IMD, just like at Superior Ambulance, our main priority is creating and supporting a community of healthy, safe and economically prosperous families.”

The Superior Ambulance 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. This station provides shorter commutes for employees and ambulance ETA’s for partnering hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Superior Ambulance currently has five Cook County stations in Schaumburg, Evanston, Chicago (Northside), Markham, and Oak Lawn, and they strategically stage vehicles throughout the Chicagoland area when not at a station.

“We are honored to work with the Illinois Medical District and share their commitment to the communities we together work, live and serve in,” said David Hill, CEO of Superior Ambulance. “This partnership has been years in the making and we look forward to working with Dr. McKinney, our partnering hospitals and the near west side community to hire and train more than 100 residents to serve our clients in their time of need.”

Superior Ambulance was recently awarded the non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) contract with Cook County Health and Hospital System (CCHHS). This will provide ambulatory and non-ambulatory transportation for CCHHS patients.  For the new Superior IMD station, at least 51% of the new hires will be residents of Cook County.

Superior Ambulance has provided hundreds of jobs to community residents, 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.

The partnering hospitals that will be serviced through the new Superior IMD station include Rush University Medical Center, Cook County Health and Hospital System, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Presence St. Mary Hospital, Sinai Health System (Mt. Sinai Hospital Schwab Rehabilitation Center) and St. Anthony’s Hospital.

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Situated in the heart of one of the world’s most admired cities, the Illinois Medical District (IMD) offers partners a unique ecosystem of knowledge, collaboration, and resources, plus something more: the opportunity to impact the world’s next great district for healthcare innovation. Together, IMD partners accelerate discovery and commercialization that is reshaping the practice of medicine, generating prosperity for everyone.

IMD Selected in City of Chicago's Bid for Amazon's HQ2

 

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October 20, 2017
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CONTACT:
Illinois Medical District Press Office
Ryan Gage
312-738-5800
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ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT SELECTED IN CITY OF CHICAGO'S BID FOR AMAZON'S HQ2 

With 40 acres of shovel ready land, close proximity to the loop and major 
universities the IMD will attract future generation of diverse talent 
 

Illinois Medical District (IMD) CEO and Executive Director, Dr. Suzet McKinney today announced the IMD has been selected in the City of Chicago’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2. The announcement concludes a month-long process that brought together an unprecedented group of stakeholders to develop and support a bid that makes clear Chicago is the ideal place for Amazon to invest billions of dollars and create an estimated 50,000 jobs. IMD, through a strategic partnership with CBRE Chicago, has engaged developer Trammell Crow, which has completed 18 projects for Amazon.

“The IMD is a 24/7 high-tech hub at the heart of Chicago,” said Dr. Suzet McKinney, CEO/Executive Director of The Illinois Medical District. “With two universities, four medical centers, research facilities and a tech park, the IMD will attract future generations of diverse, global talent. We are honored to be selected in the City of Chicago’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2 and look forward to working with the community to showcase the IMD as a community of innovation and inspiration.”

With more than 35 acres of shovel ready land, the IMD is in the heart of Chicago’s near west side, less than two miles from the Loop. Within a mile of the IMD, there are a full range of Chicago’s amenities including renowned nightlife and jazz clubs, more than 80 trend-setting restaurants and world-class music, theater and art.

The IMD is living proof of Chicago’s power to attract talent, with a highly educated, global workforce of 30,000 people, mostly in the science and technology sectors. About 43.2% of residents within a mile of the IMD hold a bachelor’s degree or higher — nearly 10 percentage points above the national average. Over the past five years, computer science enrollment has more than doubled at the University of Illinois- Chicago campus, adjacent to the IMD. The nearby University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology and Northwestern University contribute to the talent pool.

Home to two CTA lines, Pink and Blue, as well as seven bus routes that move 82,000 people through the area weekly, the IMD is connected to Chicago’s vast transportation network. Additionally, a proposed Pink Line station at 13th Street would support the IMD’s connectivity. It is easily accessible via the I-290 highway and has protected bike lanes and multiple Divvy stations throughout the district.

The IMD is a living sustainability lab with clean energy provider GreatPoint Energy based within the district. With 17 fiber providers, the IMD is well-connected and would immediately be able to provide Amazon the fiber and power it demands.

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. The overall economic impact of Amazon locating HQ2 in Chicago is unparalleled, according to a study commissioned by World Business Chicago.

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IMD Amazon HQ2 Site Proposal (Graph Synergie) 

 

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IMD Amazon HQ2 Site Proposal (Graph Synergie) 

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Situated in the heart of one of the world’s most admired cities, the Illinois Medical District (IMD) offers partners a unique ecosystem of knowledge, collaboration, and resources, plus something more: the opportunity to impact the world’s next great district for healthcare innovation. Together, IMD partners accelerate discovery and commercialization that is reshaping the practice of medicine, generating prosperity for everyone.

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The Catalyst September 2017

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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Earlier this week, I addressed City Club of Chicago for the second time since I became the Executive Director at the IMD. When I look back on all of the progress we've made in the year since my last address, I know that we're moving in the right direction. Many of our partners are progressing with development and renovation projects that are reshaping the District. Joint initiatives such as the West Side Total Health Collaborative and the UIC/Cuban Ministry of Health partnership are yielding impactful idea exchanges and strengthening our sense of collaboration.

This year's address highlighted a summer that has given me many opportunities to share all of the progress we've made. With each opportunity, I've found that word is spreading about the IMD. We're no longer being cast as underutilized and unnoticed. Being able to share so many great initiatives with influential audiences makes me proud to be a part of the IMD community.

I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend.

-SUZET MCKINNEY, DRPH, MPH

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RED CROSS RESPONSE: HURRICANE HARVEY

Hurricane Harvey has caused unprecedented amounts of flooding and devastation in Houston. The Red Cross is among the countless number of emergency response teams bringing aid to the tens of thousands of people who have been affected or displaced by this tragic disaster.

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FLOOD DAMAGE CAUSED BY HURRICANE HARVEY

Response leadership estimates that the response for the affected communities will extend past Thanksgiving, through Christmas and likely well beyond. Our thoughts are with The Red Cross and all of the emergency response teams who put themselves in harm's way in order to help those in need. Of course, no one organization can do it alone. If you'd like to assist with the relief effort, you can donate here.

INFANT MORTALITY SYMPOSIUM

On September 8th, the UI Health Cancer Center will host a symposium on Innovative Approaches to Reduce Infant Mortality. The symposium will bring together local, national, and international leaders in infant mortality and maternal and child health. Discussions will include a historical overview of infant mortality in the United States and examples of innovative approaches to reduce infant mortality. The symposium will be interactive and is meant to open dialogue between maternal and child health experts, mothers, and community leaders.

On September 9th, key funding partners will be available to discuss innovation and collaboration in funding for researchers, academicians, nonprofits, and community organizations. The symposium is free and open to the public. Registration is limited to 150 attendees. Register here.

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ChicagoCAC CIRCLES OF SAFETY TRAINING

Protecting children from sexual abuse means understanding healthy sexuality across all stages of childhood. Through this training, you'll learn about sexual development in children and youth so that you can better discern expected and potentially concerning behaviors. We as providers, parents and caregivers are better able to foster safety and prevent child sexual abuse with this important knowledge.

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Jenny Coleman, Director of Stop It Now!, a non-profit dedicated to child sexual abuse prevention. For more information on the training course, or to register, click here.

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JESSE BROWN VA VETERAN TOWN HALL

The Jesse Brown VA will host a Veteran Town Hall on Tuesday, September 12 at 10 AM at the Chicago Heights Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The goal of the Town Hall is to allow and enhance feedback from Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries of VA services.

Veterans and their families, community partners, stakeholders including Veteran Service Organizations, congressional staff and members of the public are invited to attend. For questions or assistance, please contact the Jesse Brown VA Office of Public Affairs by email or by phone at 312-569-6402.

MADE IN CHICAGO. CHANGING THE WORLD.

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Notice of Use-Value Hearing Meeting

August 11, 2017


NOTICE OF “USE-VALUE” HEARING CONCERNING THE USE AND LEASE OF A COMMERCIAL SPACE LOCATED AT 1955 W. HASTINGS WITHIN THE ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT BY BRINSHORE DEVELOPMENT AND THRESHOLDS, INC.


RE:    ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT
          USE-VALUE HEARING MEETING
          AUGUST 21, 2017 – 8:00 A.M.
          Illinois Medical District 
          2100 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612-3706
          1st Floor, Room 106


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, pursuant to the Illinois Medical District Act (70 ILCS 915.01 et seq.), on August 21, 2017 at 8:00 a.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 lease by Brinshore Development and Thresholds, Inc. of space located at 1955 W. Hastings 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.

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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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