The University of Chicago Medicine is set to hold a community forum next Thursday about its plans to increase access to emergency, trauma and specialty care.
Under its "Get CARE" plan, U of C Medicine wants to establish a Level 1 adult trauma center on its Hyde Park campus, relocate and expand its emergency department near its Center for Care and Discovery hospital and renovate Mitchell Hospital into a dedicated cancer facility.
As part of its public engagement phase for the plan, U of C Medicine will co-host a South Side community forum with the Healthcare Consortium of Illinois on April 21. The event will take place Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the KLEO Community Family Life Center, located at 119 E. Garfield Blvd.
"Community input helped shape our bold plan and will continue to be crucial as we address the growing health care needs of the South Side," U of C Medical Center President Sharon O'Keefe said in a statement. "This project represents a significant investment to improve our community's health and boost the South Side's economic vitality, so we want to make sure our neighbors' voices are heard."
Community members can RSVP for the public forum at UChicagoGetCare.org. At that website, visitors can also learn more about the Get CARE plan.
U of C Medicine submitted its application for the project to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board in February. The board is expected to review the proposal on May 10.