At UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital, our patient care extends beyond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our dedicated and passionate employees, physicians and volunteers often educate our community and offer vital medical care to thousands of patients.

We host more than 200 free community screenings, educational programs and health fairs each year, touching the lives of nearly 50,000 individuals. Our community screenings include free or discounted mammograms, prostate screenings, and free or discounted children’s physicals and immunizations. Our employees, physicians and volunteers attend many community outreach activities. Each year, our staff brings holiday joy to hundreds of families through food and toy donations.

Community Benefit Report

The 2021 Community Benefit Report highlights investments UChicago Medicine has made to improve the quality of life for the communities we serve. As part of our commitment to advance health equity, the University of Chicago Medicine invested $686.2 million in benefits and services to the community in fiscal 2022 – a 13.1% increase over fiscal 2021. This includes $586.7 million invested through the University of Chicago Medical Center and $99.5 million invested through UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial.

Read the 2022 Community Benefit Report

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial

Among its specific investments in fiscal 2022, the UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial provided grants and in-kind donations for organizations that provide services focused on preventing and managing chronic diseases, increasing access to maternal and mental health services, and reducing inequities caused by social determinants of health. Other investments include Ingalls Memorial’s resources for mothers, babies and new families, as well as nutrition education events focused on heart health, cancer, diabetes and weight management.

Additional investments helped with:

  • Addressing food insecurity: In 2021, Ingalls Memorial Hospital opened the first Complimentary Nutrition Station for cancer infusion patients in need in Harvey. This was done in partnership with Ingalls Development Foundation, the UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, Feed1st and the founder of the Center for Food Equity and Medicine, Dr. Ann Jackson. In 2022, the Nutrition Stations expanded to Flossmoor and Tinley Park. In fiscal 2022, 300 pounds of food were distributed through the station, serving 2,705 patients.

  • Strengthening community and economic health: The Ingalls Development Foundation provided $2.4 million to fund the Wood Street Community Health Corridor. This included an overall plan to promote economic development in Harvey, Illinois. The foundation also funded $18,750 in community scholarships for 20 health education students and $8,750 in support of the Ingalls Rooftop Garden. 

Grant Opportunities with Ingalls Memorial

Ingalls Memorial offers grant opportunities to partnering community organizations based within the 13 zip codes of our Southland service area.