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Commitment of a lifetime

Jeannette Moore

Jeannette Moore has been connected to Mile Square Health Center since 1969 and is thankful for the difference it's made in her life.

As a patient, employee, and volunteer, Jeanneatte Moore has been touched by Mile Square Health Center for 45 years.

I first went to the Mile Square Health Center Near West location in 1969 when I was still in high school. I was hired for a special project to go out to the neighborhood and take blood pressure readings to screen people for hypertension. Later in life, I returned to Near West as a patient to receive all my prenatal care during my pregnancies. Now my children and granddaughter go there for care as well.

I was so impressed with Mile Square Health Center's commitment to the community that I wanted to be a part of it. I got my wish, and for 20 years, I worked with the Women Infant Children (WIC) program at Mile Square Health Center, counseling the young moms and helping them get the support and education they needed.

I've also been a board member of Mile Square Health Center since 1992. As both a patient and retiree, I can share my experience on how to best serve the neighborhoods.

UI Health Mile Square Health Center is a great place. I love that they offer a sliding scale for people who can't afford care or don't have insurance. It's easy for clients to get to. And the new location opening near the University of Illinois Hospital is beautiful and a great thing for the community.

I also am grateful for the access to specialists at UI Health. Right now, I'm getting care for a breast cancer relapse at UI Health's Cancer Center. Whether I'm visiting Mile Square Health Center or visiting a UI Health specialist, I'm confident that I am getting the expert care I need.

In each role-patient, employee and board member-I'm pleased and thankful for Mile Square Health Center, UI Health and the difference they make in my community and in my life.