The University of Chicago School of Medicine and AdventHealth have completed a transaction to form a joint venture. UChicago Medicine AdventHealthcombines the expertise and resources of both organizations to bring academic medicine to the western suburbs of Chicago, USA.
The two organizations have announced a definitive agreement to partner in September 2022. This includes plans for UChicago Medicine to acquire control of Advent Health’s Great Lakes region, which includes his four Illinois hospitals in Bolingbrook, Glendale Heights, Hinsdale and LaGrange. A network of about 50 clinics and outpatients.
The AdventHealth Great Lakes Region facility will be co-branded as UChicago Medicine AdventHealth based on the complementary strengths of the two organizations, combining UChicago Medicine’s national reputation as a university health system and AdventHealth’s commitment to excellence in healthcare in community settings. is focused on providing
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Under the new joint venture, which became official on January 1, 2023, UChicago Medicine will gain control of AdventHealth’s Great Lakes region. AdventHealth will retain remaining ownership and continue to manage the day-to-day operations of all facilities. Both UChicago Medicine and AdventHealth maintain separate system-level governance and management structures.
Physicians at UChicago Medicine and AdventHealth Great Lakes will work together to coordinate care between the two organizations to provide high-quality, value-based care. This collaboration will also lead to superior patient experiences and improved patient outcomes.
“The biggest benefit of this partnership is for patients,” said Tom Jackiewicz, director of the University of Chicago Medical Center, a hub of the University of Chicago medical system. “Without commuting, the AdventHealth Great Lakes patient now has seamless access to UChicago Medicine’s specialty and subspecialty care and the latest clinical trials.”
“Similarly, University of Chicago Medical School patients living in the western suburbs will have access to AdventHealth’s very high quality, community-based care,” said Thor Thordarson, AdventHealth’s Great Lakes Region President and CEO. says. “Working together, we can accomplish more for our patients and communities, and our shared resources and expertise means a healthier future for the Chicagoland area. increase.”
Valaitis, Nand lead clinical integration
The medical teams at both organizations will work in the coming months to expand programs and services, recruit more doctors, and provide even better care. Sandra Valaitis has been appointed Chief Physician at the University of Chicago School of Medicine to lead the effort. Valaitis currently serves as her Chief of Gynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Section at UChicago Medicine, and Vice Chair of Faculty Staff.
In her new role, she will be responsible for physician collaboration, clinical integration, and program development for the new joint venture. She will work closely with her Bela Nand, Chief Medical Officer of UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hinsdale, and her La Grange, who will lead clinical integration efforts for the AdventHealth Great Lakes Region facility.
“We are working with our colleagues at the University of Chicago School of Medicine and Advent Health to ensure a bridge between organizations that will enable us to better connect the care of our patients, whether they have been with their longtime primary care physician in the western suburbs or not. We are delighted to be able to build to.or Hyde Park sub-specialists,” said Valaitis.
Expansion of the medical system
The partnership is the latest move for UChicago Medicine, an integrated academic healthcare system that includes hospitals, outpatient clinics, and physician practices not only in Chicagoland, but also in suburban and northwestern Indiana. UChicago Medicine has a long history of developing and enhancing the community healthcare ecosystem of the South Side and beyond. This includes plans to build a stand-alone comprehensive cancer facility on Chicago’s Southside medical campus, where cancer is the second leading cause of death. A 130,000-square-foot (12,000-square-meter) integrated outpatient center is also under construction at Crown Point to serve the growing population of northwestern Indiana. She also works with 12 community providers in the South Side Healthy Communities Organizations collective, which works to improve access to quality care for her more than 400,000 people living on Chicago’s South Side.
AdventHealth is a faith-based health care system headquartered in Florida, with more than 50 hospital campuses in nine states, more than 80,000 team members, 2,400 employed physicians, and approximately 18,000 medical practitioners throughout the organization. We have staff providers. AdventHealth’s Great Lakes region includes UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Bolingbrook, UChicago Medicine AdventHealth GlenOaks, UChicago Medicine AdventHealth La Grange, and UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hinsdale, which have been serving communities for over 100 years. Two integrated outpatient centers. Carol Stream and Woodridge Outpatient Centers offer primary and specialty care providers, imaging, and testing services.
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