NEW IN THE ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT: JANUARY 2018
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
As we begin a new year, I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm my commitment to our bold vision for transforming the IMD into the world's next great innovation district. We celebrated many accomplishments in 2017, but we're expecting even bigger things in 2018.
Planned developments continue taking shape throughout the District. We are also working closely with our partners at CBRE to provide new development opportunities on the nearly 39 acres of available land here. As we look to attract the best and brightest in healthcare and technology, we know that there will be an impact for our existing partners. 

We will ensure that any new partner coming to the IMD will not only contribute  to our overall purpose, but will also seek out collaborative partnerships with our existing stakeholders in ways that will advance healthcare delivery and outcomes, while generating prosperity for everyone. 

I hope you enjoyed the holiday season, and I'm ready for us to write together the next chapter in the IMD's incredible story.

-SUZET MCKINNEY, DRPH, MPH

RUSH DOCTORS AMONG CHICAGO'S BEST
Chicago Magazine included fifty doctors from Rush University Medical Center on its list of top doctors in the publication's January 2018 issue.  
RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
The magazine's list of top Chicago area physicians is based on a survey of fellow doctors. To read more about Rush, click here. To search for a doctor on the complete list, click here
JOB OPPORTUNITY: UIC COLLEGE OF NURSING
The UIC College of Nursing seeks a part time clinical instructor in its Behavioral Health Science Department. Duties include, but are not limited to providing  instruction, supervision and evaluation of undergraduate student's performance in various  medical-surgical clinical and simulation settings. To learn more about the position or to apply, click here
CTA FARE INCREASE TO TAKE EFFECT
The CTA board approved fare increases for 2018, which will take effect on January 7. The price of a 30-Day pass has increased from $100 to $105. Additionally, base fares for single bus and rail rides have each increased by $.25.  
CTA  FULL FARE TABLE
Employers and individuals who have questions about the fare changes should email CTA at help@mytransitbenefit.com, or by calling 888.782.1008.
VENTRA CARD UPDATE
Ventra has begun issuing newly designed cards, which can be purchased at CTA station kiosks and retailers. For registered cardholders, the first of the original Ventra cards issued in 2013 began expiring in December. If you have a registered Ventra card, you'll receive an email two months prior to your card's expiration date asking you to confirm your address so Ventra can issue you a new card. 

If you need assistance with your Ventra card or account, click here  or call Ventra Customer Service at 877.669.8368. 
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