Wood Street Community Health Corridor
More than 50 community-vested residents and stakeholders attended two listening sessions hosted by Ingalls Development Foundation and UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial on January 18th and 19th. The residents and stakeholders enthusiastically shared their input and ideas for an anchor hospital community development plan as we celebrate UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial’s 100th anniversary of serving the Southland community and looking forward to securing the next century.
The Wood Street Community Health Corridor is attracting national attention and philanthropic support behind a strategy that seeks to leverage more than $100 Million in public infrastructure investment along a 12-block stretch of Wood Street that runs through the heart of our Ingalls hospital campus.
Following successful models of anchor hospital community development planning in Chicago and around the country, the Wood Street Community Health Corridor seeks to open communication with our neighbors to better understand where the hospital fits and how it may help in attracting resources and development that strengthens our ability to take care of patients inside the hospital while also addressing chronic social conditions that impact community health outside the hospital.
Please email Ingalls Development Foundation your thoughts about this effort.