(L-R): Healing Hands Awardee, Art Jones MD and CFHC Board President, Nick Valadez.
The Chicago Family Health Center Healing Hands Celebration took place on Friday, May 30 at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. This is CFHC’s only fundraiser and each year recognizes community health leaders as well as select corporate and/or orgnizational parters for connecting with CFHC to improve health in our communities. This year’s honorees were Art Jones, MD who received the Healing Hands Award, the highest award of the evening. Dr. Jones is a pioneer in the accountable care organization movement and has 27 years of “boots-on-the-ground” experience. He was the founding physician and CEO of Lawndale Christian Health Center on Chicago’s West Side and served as chief medical officer for a Medicaid managed-care company.
(L-R): Jim Duffett, Executive Director, CBHC, Organizational Partner of the Year and CFHC Board Presidnet, Nick Valadez
The Campaign for Better Health Care (CBHC) received the Organizational Partner of the Year Award. CBHC is a grassroots coalition of more than 300 local and statewide organizations representing consumers, health care workers and providers, community organizations, seniors, religious organizations, labor, disability rights organizations, and other citizens. Together they help create and advocate for an accessible, quality health care system that provides for the healthcare needs of all Illinoisans.
The Healing Hands Celebration, which was emceed by Derrick Blakely, CBS-2 reporter, also featured two grand-prize raffles that included a wine-making experience in Sonoma California and two round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines coupled with a Mini iPad. The evening capped off with dancing to the sounds of the Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble and a silent auction.
Healing Hands Emcee, Derrick Blakley, Reporter, CBS-2 News
This year’s Sponsors included:
Presenting Sponsor: MB Financial
Dinner Sponsor: DSI Solutions
Distinguished Benefactors: Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Family Health Network and Community Care Alliance of Illinois; Mesirow Financial and the University of Chicago Medicine.