Chicago Cubs player Jason Heyward supports COVID-19 response for UChicago Medicine healthcare workers and South Side community

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward is donating $100,000 to University of Chicago Medicine to help alleviate hardships experienced by frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and expand contact tracing efforts on Chicago’s South Side.

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Thomas Jackiewicz Appointed President of University of Chicago Medical Center, COO of UChicago Medicine health system

Thomas E. Jackiewicz, a leader with extensive experience in top academic health systems and medical schools, has been appointed the new president of the University of Chicago Medical Center and chief operating officer of the UChicago Medicine health system, succeeding Sharon O’Keefe, who earlier announced her plans to retire in July 2020.

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Community summit brings together Mayor Lightfoot and Chicagoland leaders seeking solutions to the effects of violence and trauma

Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower), a collaboration powered by the University of Chicago Medicine and Advocate Heath Care, hosted its inaugural summit, Healing to RISE: Fostering Connections to Support Individuals, Families and Communities Impacted by Trauma. The two health systems launched Southland RISE in 2019 to strengthen and integrate violence recovery and trauma care services throughout the South Side and across the south suburbs.

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Pediatric sedation program helps ease patients’ anxiety – and improve hospital workflow

Pediatric sedation service at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital provides a critical bridge for children undergoing medical procedures. It’s one of only nine programs in the United States to be designated a Center of Excellence by the Society of Pediatric Sedation.

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