On October 7, 2022, the Pritzker administration announced that the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) has awarded funding to St. Bernard Hospital and its cross-provider collaborative to establish a Center for Excellence in Older Adult Health and Wellness at our hospital.
The Healthcare Transformation Collaboratives program aims to close gaps in healthcare services and eliminate barriers to access and inequities that persist in Illinois’ healthcare system. This funding allows us to address the healthcare issues of the older adult population for our community and enables us to create the capacity to provide these services.
The Center for Excellence in Older Adult Health and Wellness will transform health outcomes and reduce disparities among older adults on the South Side of Chicago by delivering “whole-person” care designed to increase provider capacity specifically for geriatric patients and meet the unique needs of an aging community that is medically underserved and disproportionally poor.
More information will be provided as we finalize our funding agreement and develop plans for implementation of the Center for Excellence in Older Adult Health and Wellness at St. Bernard.
St. Bernard is pleased to receive this award which will deepen the services we provide to South Side residents.
To learn more about all the recipients, read the announcement here.