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  • Honor Flight a high point for female WWII veteran Dec 12, 2014 9:42 AM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Student-run medical clinic incubator for new ideas in healthcare delivery Dec 15, 2014 3:42 PM
    A free medical clinic that provides an array of primary and specialty care, including routine mental health screenings, under one roof, often in one visit, is extending the boundaries of healthcare delivery. Founded in 2013 by four medical students at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, the Interprofessional Community Clinic provides health care to underserved men, women and children while offering early clinical skills training to medical and health science students who work in teams, under faculty supervision, to diagnose and treat patients. Volunteer student clinicians come from a broad range of RFUMS programs including medicine, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, clinical psychology and physical therapy. They work side by side, learning respect for each other’s professions and collaborating and leading in areas that also include administration, community outreach, clinic management, fundraising and research. “We, the students, literally run the show at ICC every Thursday night,” said Hannah Lee, ICC co-founder and former president. “There is no other medical environment where, in the absence of a hierarchy, best practices are nonetheless upheld.” Lee praised RFUMS for its support of the founders’ “idealistic” plan for the ICC. The university provides space, financial support and a team of advisors. “It has taken an extraordinary place and an extraordinary group of inspired people to build this clinic,” Lee said. The ICC, which was recently named the 2014 recipient of the President’s Interprofessional Healthcare Leadership Award at RFUMS, is operated as part of the Rosalind Franklin University Health System. It provided care to 243 patients in its first year. In its second year, clinic services expanded to include women’s health, ophthalmology, diabetes education and social and multilingual services. Nearly 140 students work in the clinic—200 more are on a wait list—and 30 faculty members have volunteered to supervise. ICC volunteers have also held dozens of outreach events, offering health screenings, patient education and referrals. RFUMS embraced interprofessional education and practice more than a decade ago. Dr. K. Michael Welch, president and CEO, said the clinic embodies the university’s mission of interprofessional learning, teaching, and service through leadership. “The ICC underscores our commitment to improving the health of our community, our nation, and transforming the delivery of care,” Welch said. “The clinic and its student clinicians are influencing the future of health care with every patient they see.” Interprofessional, team-based care continues to gain traction as a means to better coordinate care, hold down costs and improve patient outcomes. The American College of Physicians, in a 2013 position paper “Principles Supporting Dynamic Clinical Care Teams,” promotes a team-based model in which clinicians in different disciplines assume “principal responsibility for a specific element of a patient’s care as the patient’s needs dictate,” while the team works as a whole to coordinate the elements of care. Clinic co-founders, all members of the Chicago Medical School Class of 2016, also include Miao Hua, who worked to integrate competing visions for the clinic. “We wanted the clinic to be flexible and reflexive, always open to new ways of improving care,” Hua said. Svetlana Kozlovich said her role in founding the clinic was “an incredible privilege.” “I’m humbled by the hard work and volunteer efforts of so many RFUMS students, faculty and staff who have made ICC what it is—a truly interprofessional clinic and medical home for so many under- and uninsured patients,” Kozlovich said. Co-founder Sarah Hershman called the clinic an “incubator for new ideas” in the delivery of care. “None of us really knows what kind of environment we’ll be practicing in 10, 20, 30 years from now,” Hershman said. “But the future is going to come out of collaborations like the ICC.” The clinic, at 3471 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, is open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday. For an appointment, call 847-578-8501.

     
  • Free medical clinic offers team-based care in North Chicago Dec 18, 2014 9:19 AM
    A free medical clinic that provides an array of primary and specialty care, including routine mental health screenings, under one roof, often in one visit, is extending the boundaries of healthcare delivery.

     
  • Public Notice: Public Hearing - Tax Levy Dec 15, 2014 3:21 PM
    Public notice is hereby given that the Board of Education of Antioch Community Consolidated School District #34, Lake County, Illinois, will hold a public hearing at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at the Administrative Services Center, 964 Spafford Street, Antioch, IL 60002.

     
  • Sedgebrook residents honor veterans with ceremony Dec 8, 2014 9:31 AM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

     
  • Sedgebrook woodworker brings new life to old finds Dec 8, 2014 1:18 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • CLC Veterans Memorial receives $5,000 donation from military group Dec 19, 2014 12:06 PM
    The College of Lake County’s Veterans Memorial Monument project has received a $5,000 matching grant from the local chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW), a veterans service organization that supports patriotic education, ROTC and JROTC, scouting, monuments and memorials, law and order and national and homeland security programs.

     
  • Irish tenor brings ‘Christmas from Ireland’ to CLC Dec 16, 2014 12:17 PM
    Michael Londra, the Irish tenor best known as the voice of “Riverdance” on Broadway, will present “A Christmas from Ireland,” a performance told in song, dance and story.

     
  • New HVAC Installer Technician Certificate offered at CLC Dec 15, 2014 1:49 PM
    A new 18-credit, flexible Fast Track-HVAC Installation Technician Certificate is being launched by the College of Lake County’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology program in January 2015 (pending approval by the Illinois Community College Board).

     
  • CLC Children’s Learning Centers earn state quality award Dec 15, 2014 8:50 AM
    The Children’s Learning Centers at the College of Lake County’s Grayslake and Lakeshore campuses have been recognized by the state as Gold Circle of Quality centers.

     
  • CLC Music Department presents three December concerts Dec 8, 2014 10:14 AM
    CLC Music Department presents three December concerts Three festive concerts by College of Lake County Music Department ensembles will be presented in December. The Wind Ensemble’s Holiday Concert will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 14, the Holiday Choral Concert will be presented at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 and the Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 17.

     
  • Stick to simple healthy hints to stay on track this holiday season Dec 5, 2014 10:52 PM
    Americans gain one to two pounds between the Thanksgiving feast and the New Year countdown. Some do not lose those extra pounds and add weight cumulatively every year. Simple, smart selections this holiday season can help avoid this annual obstacle and set up a positive start to 2015. “The best strategy for the holidays is to aim for weight maintenance,” said Laura Barr, Nutrition and Wellness Educator with University of Illinois Extension.

     
  • Antioch, fire district will again seek tax for ambulance service Dec 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Antioch village and fire officials again will ask voters to approve a tax to raise $1.5 million per year to fund ambulance service. The question failed last month and in response the department this week reduced staffing. "We only asked for what was necessary that's why the question is the same," said Fire Chief John Nixon.

     
  • Vista Medical Center West honored for 75 years with AHA Dec 10, 2014 9:10 AM
    Vista Medical Center West in Waukegan recently was recognized by the American Hospital Association in honor of its 75th anniversary of membership with the national healthcare organization.

     
  • Lake County Marines Corps group donates $10,000 to Tots for Tots Dec 9, 2014 1:26 PM
    Members of the Lake County Detachment 801 of the Marines Corps League presented a check for $10,000 to the Toys for Tots Foundation, which will be used to purchase toys for children in Lake County.

     
  • Vista CEO Earns National Recognition Dec 5, 2014 2:51 PM
    Barbara J. Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vista Health System, has been recognized by Becker's Hospital Review as one of “24 of the Leading Women to Know in Healthcare.”

     
  • Mundelein Knit & Crochet Studio Joins Mundelein Makers Dec 5, 2014 2:52 PM
    Mundelein Knit & Crochet Studio joins Village Homesteading Mundelein and Mundelein Makers for their Maker Kids Textile Event.

     
  • CLC dance troupe to present Winter Dance Concert Dec 2, 2014 9:12 AM
    The annual Winter Dance Concert will be presented by the College of Lake County Dance Department’s Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe on Dec. 5, 6 and 7 in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the Grayslake campus.

     
  • Community Advocacy Program Now Open for Applications Dec 2, 2014 8:58 AM
    People with disabilities who want to become leaders in the disability community and are interested in making a difference in society are invited to take part in a community advocacy program offered by the Lake County Center for Independent Living.

     
  • Community advocacy program now open for applications Dec 2, 2014 1:04 PM
    Lake County Center for Independent Living Community Advocacy Program is taking applications for new members.

     
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