Illinois Medical District partners vary in size and lifestage, but share a common purpose. Consisting of four major health systems, 40+ healthcare-related facilities, research labs, multiple universities, a biotech incubator, and many more, our partners are accelerating discovery and commercialization that is reshaping the practice of medicine.
Shared impact: partnership at work in the IMD
IMD anchor, Rush University Medical Center, is heading up West Side United: a program to address inequalities in healthcare, education, and economic vitality. Their important goal: halving the 16-year life expectancy gap between the Loop and West Garfield Park communities by 2028.
The IMD and six major health systems —three within the District—have joined forces to form Westside Anchor Committee: an innovative consortium that encourages organizations to coordinate efforts, share best practices, and kick start initiatives to improve wellness on Chicago’s West Side.
The Chicagoland Healthcare Workforce Collaborative is a group of leading healthcare employers—several of whom are found in the IMD—who support an inclusive workforce by focusing on targeted hiring practices, education and training, and career retention.