NNHSC's

Timeline

2002

The Health Center Growth Initiative significantly expands the number of community health centers serving the medically underserved. 

 

 

signing off

1965

Medicare and Medicaid are incorporated under the Social Security Act; neighborhood health centers are established. 

1966

Near North opens the doors to its first health center, serving the West Town and Near North neighborhoods of Chicago. 

door

1972

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program begins providing cash assistance to elderly and disabled. 

speaker

1977

President Carter proposes Medicaid expansion for poor children under age 6; proposal fails to come to a vote in Congress. 

 

1974

Hawaii is the first state to require employers to offer health benefits to employees working 20 hours per week. 

 

signing an important document
woman sitting at desk

1986

Hospitals participating in Medicare are required to screen and stabilize all ER visitors, regardless of ability to pay. 

 

 

 

1986

COBRA is enacted to extend health benefits to the recently unemployed. 

 

 

nurses with patient
standing in line

1987

The Winfield Moody Health Center opens. Today it remains the hub of Near North’s clinical and administrative operations. 

 

 

1987

The US Census Bureau estimates 31 million uninsured Americans (13% of the population). 

 

 

1989

Federal budget reconciliation mandates coverage for pregnant women and children under age 6, at 133% of the federal poverty level. 

 

1992

NNHSC opens its Chicago WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Nutrition Education Center. 

 

 

 

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building of winfield moody
family
baby and mom

2007

The US Census Bureau estimates 45.6 million uninsured Americans (15.3% of the population). 

 

 

2006

Massachusetts is the first state to provide health care coverage to nearly all residents; within 2 years, the state’s uninsured rate is cut in half. 

 

 

 

2000

Medicaid coverage is provided to uninsured women, regardless of income, for treatment of breast or cervical cancer. 

 

 

1999

Near North moves into the South Side, assuming administration of the Komed (later Komed-Holman) Health Center 

 

1997

The US Census Bureau estimates 42.4 million uninsured Americans (15.7% of the population). 

 

 

1996

The Health Insurance Portability and Account- ability Act (HIPAA) sets standards for medical records privacy. 

 

komed holman health center
signing important paper
winfield-moody opening

2009

 

Near North opens a school-based health center at Reavis Elementary. 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

Near North serves 45,000 patients from 71 Zip Codes in and around Chicago.

 

 

2010

The Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) is signed into law. 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

NNHSC opens its 9th comprehensive health center on the Near West Side of Chicago. 

 

 

91% of Near North patients think the support staff are helpful

90% of Near North patients are likely to recommend Near North doctors to friends or family

90% of Near North patients think the rate of charges is fair

93% of Near North patients would recommend our nursing staff to family or friends

92% of Near North patients would recommend our health centers to family and/or friends

90% of Near North patients think our health centers are clean 

2018 Quarterly Statistics:

THE NEAR NORTH HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION IS ACCREDITED BY THE JOINT COMMISSION FOR AMBULATORY CARE & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
THE NEAR NORTH HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION IS ACCREDITED BY THE JOINT COMMISSION FOR AMBULATORY CARE & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
THE NEAR NORTH HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION IS ACCREDITED BY THE JOINT COMMISSION FOR AMBULATORY CARE & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
THE NEAR NORTH HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION IS RECOGNIZED AS A PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOME BY THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE
THE NEAR NORTH HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION IS RECOGNIZED AS A PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOME BY THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE
THE NEAR NORTH HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION IS RECOGNIZED AS A PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOME BY THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE

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