Top 2022 Health Award Winners Named The Institute of Medicine of Chicago

Four innovators named to advance health equity solutions

CHICAGO, June 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC) has named four winners for its 2022 Healthcare Awards. These are Mrs. Donna Thompson, RNSep, Dr. Lisa GreenDO, MPH, Ukrainian Medical Association – state of illinoisand University of Illinois– Department of Emergency Medicine. Winners were selected for their work, solutions and impact. Each recipient has demonstrated innovation in promoting health equity, the mission of the IOMC. The awards will be presented at the 2022 Annual Meeting on June 30, 2022at VenueSix 10 at Chicago, Ill.. dr. Helen Gayle, MD, MPH, CEO of the Chicago Community Trust will be the guest speaker for the evening. For more details, visit this page.

2022 Healthcare Innovation / Healthcare Delivery
University of Illinois– Emergency medicine service, Michael B. ZennCEO, UOI Health System,
Lisa GreenDO, MPH, CEO, Family Christian Health Center

University of Illinois The health system, in 2016, launched the Better Health Through Housing program to provide a pathway from homelessness to housing for hundreds of frequent ER users who were homeless. On any given night in the UIC ER, up to 50% of people seeking care may be homeless. Better Health Through Housing makes it possible to move from the emergency room to permanent housing. The dedicated user interface system $250,000 more than 5 years ago to start this project. Since then, hundreds of people who are chronically homeless and suffer from chronic illnesses that often lead to disability are walking a path to stability. The program includes chronic care case management and a connection to their Medicaid health plan (if they are eligible) which maximizes their opportunities for care management and regular access to primary care, their medications and other stabilizer treatments.

dr. Lisa Green, DO, MPH, CEO, Family Christian Health Center. addressed black maternal health and reduced COVID-19 disparities in the far south and southern suburbs of Cook County. In addition to being an exemplary physician and advocate for health equity, Dr. Green demonstrates extraordinary commitment to her community, patients and staff. She was a career physician and a seasoned non-profit leader with significant experience in providing quality health care to underserved communities. As founder and CEO of Family Christian Health Center (FCHC), Dr. Green facilitated the growth of FCHC from a small center to now four sites that provide health services to underinsured residents in family medicine, pediatrics, OBGYN, behavioral and mental health, walking in primary care, dental care and pharmacy.

IOMC 2022 Global Health Humanitarian Award
Ukrainian Medical Association of North America-State of Illinois

The Ukrainian Medical Association of North America (UMANA) The Illinois Chapter launched a Ukrainian initiative in late February. Their activities included fundraising events, organizing medical supplies to be shipped to Ukraine, collaborating and organizing doctors, nurses, healthcare providers and volunteers to form a core team. They were in constant contact with their peers in Ukraine and identified the most pressing needs for medical supplies, equipment and medicines. These efforts included organizing and shipping supplies from large corporations, communities, Rotary clubs, medical supply distributors and manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and clinics.

2022 Lifetime Achievement Award
M/s. Donna Thompson, RNMRS
CEO, Access Community Health Network

For more than 30 years, Ms. Thompson has been on the front lines of community health care. As CEO of the health system since 2004, Ms. Thompson has driven Access Community Health Network (ACCESS) to evolve and redesign its care delivery model to expand access and deliver comprehensive services and programs to meet effectively meet the needs of some of the Chicago the region’s most underserved and vulnerable communities. Through her unwavering leadership and commitment to health equity, Ms. Thompson has helped ACCESS grow into one of the largest networks of Federally Accredited Health Centers (FQHCs) in the country. Anchored by a strong mission, ACCESS provides a home of integrative healthcare to more than 180,000 patients each year in 35 health centers across To cook and DuPage counties.

The Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC), since 1915, is an independent, not-for-profit organization of distinguished health leaders who work together to improve the health of the public. Drawing on the expertise of diverse members and other regional leaders, the IOMC addresses critical health issues through a range of interdisciplinary approaches, including education, research, communication of reliable information and community engagement. With public health at the center of its concerns, the IOMC is developing new programs and services to better meet the needs of its members and the Chicagocounties and state of illinois community. 501c3 non-profit organization. Visit

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Institute of Medicine of Chicago
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