POC Receives a NorthShore University HealthSystem 2023 Community Investment Fund Grant

1/19/23 – NorthShore University HealthSystem, including Swedish Hospital and Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH), has awarded $4 million across fifteen organizations in Lake and Cook Counties during the second year of its Community Investment Fund (CIF). As part of their merger, NorthShore and Edward-Elmhurst Health each committed an initial combined $200 million to establish CIFs designed to support organizations committed to enhancing community health and well-being, advancing health equity and contributing to local economic growth. To date, these funds combined have provided more than $14 million to local organizations.

“These powerful partnerships are all about creating meaningful, lasting impact through data, relationships and resources,” said Gabrielle Cummings, President, NorthShore Acute Care Operations and Highland Park Hospital, NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health. “In just our first year, we already made impressive strides and have increased our understanding of how we can work together to make our communities healthier. In year two, we are proud to further these partnerships, while also welcoming new partners and expanding our focus to include areas like bi-cultural medical care, complex trauma treatment and multilingual healthcare education.”

Partners for Our Communities recieved $430,408 to increase access to vital resources for new immigrants and low-income residents. POC serves more than one thousand people monthly.