Trinity Health Announces Plans for South Side Outpatient Center

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Health

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Health

Leaders at Trinity Health filed a Certificate of Need Application with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to pave the way to open the Mercy Care Center that will offer urgent care, diagnostic services and care coordination in an outpatient setting to serve more than 65,000 patients a year. The center will be located in the heart of Bronzeville at Oakwood Shores, 3753 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL. The new outpatient center will offer three types of care:

Urgent care services: Health care experts know that 30 percent of emergency patients are often better cared for in an urgent care setting for faster care in a convenient neighborhood location. The center will provide patients with access to the care they need without having to go to a hospital that operates to provide more complex services.

Diagnostic testing: A critical component of the outpatient center will be diagnostic testing. The Mercy Care Center will offer imaging services to identify diseases before they become severe and provide patients the right level of care through early intervention and navigation to appropriate providers. Tests that will be performed at Mercy Care Center include: Computerized Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasound, X-ray, Mammography and Bone Densitometry. 

Care coordination: The Mercy Care Center will offer patients access to care coordination services to connect with specialty providers, and to manage appointments and care plans. Care coordination will focus on transitions of care, patient engagement and patients’ self-management goals to reach optimal levels of wellness.

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