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Advocate Trinity Hospital to Host a Nov. 30 Open House

Hospital invites the public to tour $10 million facility improvements, meet hospital leaders and sign up for community classes

CPS high schoolers get a head start on careers in medicine

Future health care professionals complete internships at Advocate Trinity Hospital

Harmony Health Plan Incentive Programs Promote Positive Health Outcomes for Its Members and Their Babies

In Illinois, one in eight infants is born to a mother who did not get all recommended prenatal care. Without this care, mothers are three times more likely to deliver babies with health problems. Regular prenatal visits help to monitor the pregnancy and identify problems or complications before they become serious. To promote positive health outcomes for its members and their babies, Harmony Health Plan, Inc., has developed two incentive programs designed to reward providers for delivering quality care and members for obtaining recommended care.

Experts say Holy Cross Hospital's mental health unit beats ER or jail

Experts say Holy Cross Hospital's  mental health unit beats ER or jail. Read on to hear this fascinating new service!  

St. Bernard Hospital Opens Walk-in Clinic

St. Bernard Hospital opened The Walk-in Clinic on January 5, 2016. The Clinic, located in the Hospital at 326 West 64th Street in Chicago, offers patients non-emergent medical care on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Spring Health Fair "On The Block" Auburn Gresham

 Join Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation, May 22nd, 10am-2pm on 79th Racine with Auburn Gresham Gold School™ and Elev8 programs as they present the Spring Health Fair on the Block. This bi-annual fair will have lots of health-related vendors and professionals offering free material and key information about your health. Come out and take advantage of numerous health screenings too!

Register with 'Get Covered Illinios' For Coverage March 1st!

Southside residents and businesses, find health coverage that meets your needs and budget. Contact AFFORDABLE CARE ACAT enrollment specialists in Auburn Gresham at (773) 783-3760, at 7909 S. Racine. CALLS AND WALK-INS WELCOME.

Free Diabetes Testing to Fight for South Siders’ Health

To tackle the rampant incidence of diabetes in South Side communities, The Clinic at Walmart is offering free diabetes testing, every Tuesday from now thru Labor Day. Faced with an explosion of younger and younger people developing diabetes, with large numbers going undiagnosed, the Clinic is appealing to the community to get tested and take action.

St. Bernard Hospital launches blood donation drive

St. Bernard Hospital will host its annual community blood drive Friday July 19, 2013 from 11a.m. to 5p.m. at the hospital located at 326 West 64th Street in Chicago. The blood drive seeks to tackle a significant lack of donors from the South Side neighborhoods served by the hospital, as well as the significant shortfall in blood supplies.

Free Mammograms for Uninsured Englewood Women

St. Bernard Hospital is donating 150 free mammograms for women who live in the Englewood and West Englewood neighborhoods. As part of the ‘Screen to Live’ initiative, sponsored by the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force, the program specifically targets African American women in these communities, who are not covered by health insurance and are over 40 years of age.

5 Ways Health Care Reform Will Benefit Auburn Gresham Small Businesses

Auburn Gresham is a strong, vibrant Chicago community, and the small businesses in the area are a vital part of that. However, it can be challenging for small businesses to afford to provide health insurance for their employees. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has put into place reforms – some right now and some rolling out later -- that will make it easier for the owners of small businesses to buy affordable insurance.