The following Advocate Hospitals are participating in the Advocate Workforce Initiative:
In 2015 there was a planning period for 6 months, followed by a pilot launch in early 2016. Advocate hired the staff for the Initiative and selected inaugural community-based organization (CBO) partners. Advocate Trinity Hospital launched the training component of the workforce development program. The Initiative also established a curriculum committee comprised of CBOs, CCC and other strategic partners to design a curriculum for each track, which corresponds to similar role clusters.
The Initiative implemented the workforce program first at Trinity Hospital for a two-year period, and during this time, Advocate developed the program, addressed challenges that often arise with new programs, and paved the way for successful scale-up efforts. This period focused on the development and implementation of the curricula for tracks 1 & 2.
About Advocate Trinity Hospital
Located on Chicago’s southeast side, Trinity Hospital serves the community areas of South Chicago, Grand Crossing, Avalon Park, Roseland, Calumet Heights and South Shore, a population that is 85 percent African American, with a growing Hispanic population. Trinity Hospital serves more than 90,000 patients each year with a full range of services including emergency medicine, obstetrics, general surgery, cardiology, cancer, stroke and diabetes care, and outpatient diagnostic and rehabilitation services. As a participating site, Trinity will provide clinical experiences for community college students in the certificate programs as well as paid internships for the participants in the CBO training programs. Trinity currently has a partnership with Malcolm X College to help develop their nursing curriculum and has a long-standing commitment to providing employment and training opportunities to and for underserved populations.
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center will be an added during Phase 3 of the training component of the workforce development program. The curricula for track 5 will be finalized and implemented. Advocate will also expand the number of CBO training partners relevant to the additional site and curricula tracks available.
About Advocate Illinois Masonic
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, located on Chicago’s North Side, is one of the state’s largest, most comprehensive not-for-profit medical centers. Illinois Masonic Medical Center offers a wide range of medical specialties and is nationally recognized for its medical expertise, use of the most innovative technologies and dedication to patient safety, quality and service.
A commitment to community, medical education and ongoing clinical research affirms our mission of providing patients the highest quality care in Chicagoland, as illustrated by our many honors, including being named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics for five consecutive years.
Advocate Christ Medical Center will be an added site used during Phase 4 of the training component of the workforce development program. All of the program curricula tracks will be finalized and implemented. Advocate will also expand the number of CBO training partners relevant to the additional sites and curricula tracks available. In addition, the Initiative will shift to sustainability and further expansion throughout the Advocate system and other healthcare leaders within the region.
About Advocate Christ Medical Center
A not-for-profit, 694-bed, premier teaching institution with nearly 1,200 affiliated physicians, Advocate Christ Medical Center serves as a major referral hospital in the Midwest for a number of specialties, including cardiovascular services; heart, lung and kidney transplantation; neurosciences; oncology; orthopedics; and women’s health. The hospital provides emergency care for nearly 100,000 patient visits annually and has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois, serving southern portions of Chicago and Cook County, all of Will County and regions as far south as Kankakee, Illinois, west to Morris, Illinois and east to Northwest Indiana. As a major teaching institution, the medical center annually trains more than 400 residents, 600 medical students, 800 nursing students and, through the Emergency Medical Services Academy, some 2,500 emergency medical technicians, paramedics and other providers of emergency care.
Advocate South Suburban Hospital will be a site added during Phase 5 of the training component of the workforce development program. The curricula for tracks 3 & 4 will be finalized and implemented; while expanding the number of CBO training partners relevant to the additional sites and curricula tracks available.
About Advocate South Suburban Hospital
Advocate South Suburban Hospital is a 289-bed, acute care facility. In addition to providing excellent health care to residents of the surrounding communities, South Suburban provides free screenings and a variety of outreach services. With almost 400 doctors on staff, you will find the latest in heart care, emergency care, surgery, and extensive rehabilitation services at Advocate South Suburban Hospital. In addition, specialty clinics serve patients with diverse needs such as wound care, chronic pain treatment, sleep disorders, and ophthalmology. South Suburban also welcomes more than 1,000 babies each year in our maternity center, attending to women from prenatal through new baby care. Our state-designated Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery provides 24-hour care for high-risk babies. Advocate South Suburban Hospital is a leader in the community, working hard to help people stay healthy through health screenings, support groups, and senior services.