From left to right: Dr. Robert Winn, associate vice president for community based practice at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System; Jerry Bauman, interim vice president of health affairs at UI Health; LaShawn Ford, representative, district 8 (yellow tie); Robert Easter, president, University of Illinois; Paula Allen-Meares, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago; Reverend Randall Harris, Chairman, Board of Directors, Mile Square Health Center (cutting ribbon); Edna Pearce, board member, Mile Square Health Center; Henry Taylor, Executive Director, Mile Square Health Center; Carl J. Malone, vice president of the board of directors, Mile Square Health Center; Congressman Danny Davis; Jason Ervin, Alderman, 28th Ward; Photo by UI Health

From left to right: Dr. Robert Winn, associate vice president for community based practice at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System; Jerry Bauman, interim vice president of health affairs at UI Health; LaShawn Ford, representative, district 8 (yellow tie); Robert Easter, president, University of Illinois; Paula Allen-Meares, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago; Reverend Randall Harris, Chairman, Board of Directors, Mile Square Health Center (cutting ribbon); Edna Pearce, board member, Mile Square Health Center; Henry Taylor, Executive Director, Mile Square Health Center; Carl J. Malone, vice president of the board of directors, Mile Square Health Center; Congressman Danny Davis; Jason Ervin, Alderman, 28th Ward;
Photo by UI Health

The University of Illinois’s new Mile Square Health Center is officially opened! Tuesday, Jan. 21, a ribbing cutting ceremony took place at the five-story, 122,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. The new facility is the first federally qualified health center in the Chicago area to offer urgent care and specialty care, including mammography services.

“The newest Mile Square Health Center at the corner of Wood Street and Roosevelt Road is not your typical community health center,” says Dr. Kameron Matthews, chief medical officer of the Mile Square Health Centers. “By providing a broad array of specialty medical services as well as urgent care and primary care, Mile Square will be a complete one-stop-shop for patients in our community looking for high-quality health care. We expect that there will be many more people seeking health services who have become newly insured under the Affordable Care Act, and Mile Square is ready to welcome those patients as well as anyone seeking health services, regardless of income.”

The new building was funded in part by a $12 million competitive grant awarded to UIC for Mile Square  for the construction of new federally qualified health centers under the Affordable Care Act. The facility was designed by Moody-Nolan Architects, the largest African-American architectural firm in the U.S.

For more information, call (312) 996-2000.

Photo by UI Health

Photo by UI Health

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