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UIC's Academic Health Enterprise

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) provides comprehensive care, education, and research to train health care leaders and foster healthy communities in Illinois and beyond.

A part of the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), UI Health is a clinical enterprise that includes a 460-bed tertiary care hospital, 21 outpatient clinics, and 14 federally qualified Mile Square Health Center locations. With campuses in Chicago, Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield, and Urbana, the health system includes the academic and research activities of the seven UIC health science colleges:  Applied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, the School of Public Health, and the Jane Addams College of Social Work.

UI Health is dedicated to the pursuit of health equity.

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UI Health is a regional and national leader in advancing health equity through clinical services, health sciences education, research, and community partnerships, as demonstrated by Vital Signs such as these:

graphic showing large number 30,000, with the text Number of Auburn-Gresham Residents Who Will Receive Primary or Urgent Care

30,000 Residents Receiving Care
The UI Health Clinic and Urgent Care Center located in the new Auburn-Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Hub is expected to serve 30,000 Auburn-Gresham residents with compassionate and high-quality primary and urgent care.

graphic showing large number 74%, For the Second Year in a Row, UI Health Comprises 74% of All Research Funding at UIC

74% of UIC Research Funding
Out of $459.4 million in total UIC research funding for fiscal year 2022, $337.7 million, or 74%, was for UI Health research projects at the seven health science colleges and within the healthcare system.

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#6 in Technology Transfer
The University of Illinois System is ranked as #6 in the nation for technology transfer from research by Heartland Forward, an institute for economic renewal focused on improving economic performance in the Midwest.

graphic reading: 100 New Full-Time Positions Created with the Specialty Care Building

100 New Full-Time Positions
Operations and expanded clinical services in the new Specialty Care Building are expected to create more than 100 full-time positions once it is fully operational. Approximately 500 individuals were employed over the course of the two-year construction project. Approximately 20% of professional services and 35% of construction vendors were local minority, women, persons with disabilities and veteran-owned business certified under the Business Enterprise Program Act.

graphic reading: 200,000; the number of patients to receive Specialty care or outpatient surgery per year

200,000 Patients Per Year
UI Health’s new Specialty Care Building is projected to host 200,000 patient visits per year, with more than 8,200 surgeries and 8,300 GI procedures per year, addressing the growing need for specialized services and outpatient surgery in the Chicago metropolitan area.

graphic reading:  more than 100 Tons; the amount of food scraps composted for local use by the hospital

More Than 100 Tons of Composting
Since 2018, more than 100 tons of food scraps from the University of Illinois Hospital have been kept out of the landfill and composted for use by local gardeners. The composting program is a collaboration between the hospital’s sustainability office and the UIC Office of Sustainability, and was recently spotlighted in Health Facilities Management magazine.