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Cook County Health & Hospitals System Recognizes Auburn Gresham Resident

Dr. Zorina Oakley completed the Leadership Development Program, an initiative to improve the patient experience within the Cook County Health and Hospitals System.

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.

Affordable Care Act Enrollment at GADC Offices 79th Racine!

GADC invites the Auburn Gresham, Greater Grand Crossing, Chatham and surrounding communities to attend one of our upcoming "Obama Care" open enrollment health insurance enrollment days, in our offices located at 7903 S. Racine, Feb. 19th, 10:00am-2:00pm!

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.

Charles A. Holland, Jr., Named President/CEO of St. Bernard Hospital

Charles A. Holland, Jr., vice president for Planning and Development at St. Bernard Hospital and executive director of the hospital’s non-profit Housing Development Corporation, has been named president and chief executive officer.

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.

Visualizing Health Care Reform Tool Illustrates Future Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Uninsured Illinoisans

Interactive map depicts insurance needs by region and community; around 1,646,527 new Illinois residents will be eligible for coverage