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Illinois Business Immigration Coalition Awarded the Presence Health 2017 Inspire Award for Community Service

CHICAGO, IL. May 23, 2017 — Last night, Presence Health presented the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition with the health system’s 2017 Inspire Award for Community Service.

The Inspire Award is presented annually to a community leader or organization that exemplifies the values that inspire the health system’s outreach to the community. The award recognizes inspirational leadership from an individual or organization that has gone above and beyond to advance the well-being of communities the health system serves.

The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) promotes sensible immigration reform that supports the economic recovery of Illinois, provides Illinois companies with both the high-skilled and low-skilled talent they need, and allows the integration of immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs and citizens.

“IBIC’s mission to promote and ensure economic safety and stability by integrating immigrants is vital to the overall health of our state,” said Dougal Hewitt, Chief Officer for Mission and External Affairs at Presence Health.  “Presence Health believes in compassionate care for everyone in need and we are pleased to recognize IBIC for promoting the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”

The award was presented to IBIC Steering Committee Chair John Rowe at a reception in Chicago.  Speakers included, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Presence Health President & CEO Michael Englehart and Presence Health Ministries Trustee, Sister Terry Maltby, RSM.

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Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, serving over 4 million people in 11 counties. With over 150 sites of compassionate care including 12 hospitals, over 17,000 associates and more than 4,000 medical professionals, Presence Health has annual revenue of $2.6 billion.

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