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Health Transformation Program: Bringing the specialist to you

Tuesday, May 02, 2023 12:56 PM

So many people need healthcare yet lack the transportation or resources to get it. That’s where the Health Transformation Program comes in, connecting people in need of care with medical specialists, right in their own neighborhood. The program embeds specialty care providers in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) serving under-resourced communities. In this program, Swedish Hospital leads the Chicago North Side Collaborative and partners with Tapestry 360 Health, an FQHC with 16 locations on Chicago’s north side and adjacent suburbs. By putting specialists in the centers, more people receive care sooner, at an affordable cost, and in a familiar location close to home — all of which helps reduce health disparities and break down barriers to care. Specialists in endocrinology, cardiology, dermatology, sports medicine, gastroenterology and pulmonology participate, leading to better health and support for people who need it, including those with diabetes, heart disease and other chronic or acute illnesses.

Learn more about the Health Transformation Program.

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