HC3 Members and Partners:
As 2021 draws to a close, we have an opportunity to look back and reflect on what we’ve accomplished. This year was significant for being the second year of the pandemic. Many of the challenges across the healthcare industry were a continuation of those of the previous year. However, our response to these challenges didn’t change. I am so impressed by the dedication and leadership of many of you who remained steadfast in strengthening and building a healthier Chicago.
Over the past year, HC3 hosted monthly programs continuing to foster ideas and opportunities across the healthcare ecosystem. You can read more of the highlights of this year’s activities in our Year In Review. And as we gear up for the start of a brand-new year, you can check out what’s to come in our Q1 Preview.
Today, HC3 is proud to release our final thought leadership report of 2021, an issue brief outlining the rapid development and rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines. We are tremendously grateful for the support of HC3 member the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) for their sponsorship of this publication.
I am so incredibly grateful to all of you for your unwavering commitment to contributing to the health and well-being of our local communities. I look forward to what we are able to collectively accomplish in 2022.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday season.
Executive Director, HC3
Looking ahead to 2022!
The Role of Women in Healthcare Series
Launching in January 2022
According to recent studies, 69 percent of adults in the United States think women are not treated equally at work. Forty-eight percent say it will take 10 to 30 years or more to achieve gender equality in the workplace and 8 percent don’t think it will ever happen.
Women face gender bias and societal pressures that make it more difficult to be in leadership positions, and they often have to think, look, and act differently to overcome them. The COVID-19 pandemic has only reinforced the glass ceiling, exposing the inequitable job opportunities and tremendous responsibilities women shoulder at home and in the workplace. While there are women leaders advancing institutional change, the journey to an equitable workplace is long and requires more women in leadership.
The Health Care Council of Chicago (HC3) is proud to launch a series of equity-driven conversations around the role of women in health care. Initially led by Laurie McGraw, Senior Vice President of Innovations at the American Medical Association (AMA) and host of Inspiring Women Podcast, the series will explore the implications of women in health care and solutions to make leadership opportunities more equitable.
HC3's Executive Director, Meghan Phillipp sat down with Laurie to discuss what our members and partners can expect to see in 2022! Check out the teaser here!
Women Revolutionizing Healthcare Innovation
January 13, 2022 at 4pm CT | Zoom Webinar
On January 13, HC3 is thrilled to kick off 2022 with a virtual panel discussion Women Revolutionizing Healthcare Innovation. On the heels of JP Morgan's Annual Healthcare Conference, we will be talking to some of the women in healthcare innovation space about how they are advancing innovative opportunities across the healthcare ecosystem.
Adimika Arthur, Founding Executive Director, HealthTech 4 Medicaid Alyssa Jaffee, Partner, 7Wire Ventures
Missy Krasner, Venture Chair, Redesign Health
Kristen Valdes, CEO and Founder, b.Well Connected Health
Register to attend here
ANNUAL STATE OF CHICAGO HEALTHCARE FORUM
sponsored by the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA)