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A part of the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) provides comprehensive care, education, and research to train health care leaders, foster healthy communities and promote health equity in Illinois and beyond.

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The clinical enterprise of UI Health includes a 445-bed tertiary care hospital, 21 outpatient clinics, 11 federally qualified Mile Square Health Center locations, and a new Specialty Care Building. With a focus on patients and their families, UI Health provides safe, high-quality and cost-effective care.

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The UI Health system includes the academic and research activities of the seven UIC health science colleges, with campuses in Chicago, Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield, and Urbana. We have faculty at the forefront of health research, advancing knowledge and clinical practice to promote health and well-being for families and communities.

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UI Health is dedicated to the pursuit of health equity for marginalized communities and populations. From community-based models of care, to a Cancer Center working to end disparities in cancer care, to training programs for community health workers, UI Health is addressing structural inequities and social determinants of health.

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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:

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UI Health has the largest combined kidney-pancreas transplant program in the U.S., according to 2023 data from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network. The UI Health program serves the highest volume of patients in the U.S., catering to a diverse range of patients and including people who may be denied surgery at other centers. Transplant surgeon Dr. Enrico Benedetti recently appeared on WGN Spotlight Chicago to talk about the UI Health transplant program.

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Number of Annual Patient Visits at Mile Square
In Fiscal Year 2022, UI Health’s 11 Mile Square Health Center (MSHC) locations delivered much-needed healthcare to communities in Chicago and Rockford through more than 153,000 patient visits, serving about 54,000 unique patients. MSHC is one of the nation’s largest networks of Federally Qualified Health Centers, and the only FQHC network connected to an academic health enterprise.

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Number of Students in the IPE Foundations Sessions
1,193 students from the health sciences colleges are expected to participate in the immersive 2024 Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (FICP) sessions. Facilitated by nearly 90 faculty, staff and advanced peer facilitators, the sessions will develop the knowledge and skills for interprofessional healthcare teams. These immersive FICP sessions have been offered at UIC for more than 10 years, and beginning this year are offered through the university’s new Center for the Advancement of InterProfessionalPractice, Education and Research.

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Number of Visits and Surgical Procedures at the UI Health Specialty Care Building
Since the UI Health Specialty Care Building (SCB) opened in September 2023, there have been 164,000 patients visits and surgical procedures performed in the facility. In March of 2023, the SCB hit a milestone of 100 outpatient robotic surgeries, and has the distinction of being the only outpatient facility in the Midwest using a single port robot in an ambulatory facility.

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Number of Graduates from the RMED program at COMR
Since 1997, the Rural Medical Education Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford, has graduated 436 students, 78% of whom matched into primary care residencies, and 65% of whom are practicing in towns with fewer than 50,000 people.

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Number of Visits to the UI Health Emergency Department
In fiscal year 2023, there were 47,773 visits to the Emergency Department at the University of Illinois Hospital, where patients received comprehensive medical services for emergency medical situations including severe injury, major illness or symptoms of a serious medical condition.