UI Health offers transplant services in Englewood
Friday, August 23, 2013
Mile Square Health Center in Englewood begins to provide care for kidney transplant patients
This month the Mile Square Health Center in Englewood has expanded patient care services to include kidney transplant care. Members of the neighboring community can now see a specialist for both pre- and post-kidney transplant needs. This extends UI Health's transplant services beyond the immediate campus location and out into the communities that need it most.
Secretary of State Jesse White, who joined UI Health patients and caregivers at the opening of the transplant clinic in Englewood this week said, "There are about 5,000 people waiting for an organ transplant in Illinois. Many of those are now able to receive valuable services in their community, thanks to facilities like the Mile Square Health Center."
The clinic will offer pre- and post-kidney transplant services the fourth Tuesday of every month. To schedule an appointment, call 312-996-6771.
Mile Square Health Center is a federally qualified health center managed by the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and dedicated to providing high quality, cost-effective, accessible and holistic healthcare that meets the needs of the community. Mile Square's main site , at 2045 W. Washington Blvd., sees an estimated 75,000 patient visits for more than 24,000 people, many with incomes below the federal poverty level. The center has 11 additional clinics in the South Shore, Back of the Yards, Englewood and Cicero areas, as well as four school-based health centers associated with the UIC School of Public Health, and three UIC College of Nursing clinics that provide primary care for patients with chronic mental illness. Mile Square will open a new facility at Roosevelt Road and Wood Street in 2014.
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System provides comprehensive care, education and research to the people of Illinois and beyond. UI Health includes a 462-bed tertiary hospital; the University of Illinois at Chicago colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Applied Health Sciences, the UIC School of Public Health and UIC's Jane Addams College of Social Work; 21 outpatient clinics located in Chicago; 12 federally qualified health centers throughout the city; and College of Medicine and affiliated health care facilities in Urbana, Peoria and Rockford.