Reinventing Chicago's healthcare future
While City Colleges of Chicago prepares 13,000 students each year for careers in healthcare, its healthcare education programs are spread out across several colleges and satellite sites. This legacy approach is more expensive than it needs to be, precludes the concentration of capital investment to create truly best-in-class facilities, and makes instructional consistency a challenge.
To guarantee that all Chicagoans have access to best-in-class healthcare programs and facilities, City Colleges is investing in a new $250 million Malcolm X College. The new campus will house a School of Nursing and Health Sciences and feature a virtual hospital, all near the heart of the Illinois Medical District. Healthcare programs across the college system will be consolidated at the new School of Nursing and Health Sciences by 2016.
This transformation, part of the broader Reinvention of City Colleges of Chicago led by Chancellor Cheryl Hyman, will allow City Colleges to solidify its status as a preferred option to prepare students for the healthcare jobs of the future.
Civic Consulting Alliance is helping City Colleges implement this ambitious, complex consolidation by developing plans to:
- Increase quality internships and clinical rotations
- Obtain specialized accreditation for programs
- Execute physical movement of resources
- Communicate with students, faculty, and staff
"Civic Consulting Alliance knows how to cut through complex problems and relationships to get the work done," said Cheryl Hyman, Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago. "We are lucky to have them as partners in this work."
Civic Consulting Alliance knows how to cut through complex problems and relationships to get the work done. We are lucky to have them as partners in this work.
City Colleges of Chicago System