HCI was established in 1991 as an “Medicaid Reform” organization with
• Chicago Osteopathic Hospital
• Cook County Hospital
• Jackson Park Hospital
• St. Bernard Hospital.
We were first created to meet the healthcare needs of residents on the south side of Chicago which in the past were receiving fragmented and inadequate medical services.
HCI’s primary focus was to develop an integrated community health system that would coordinate better health services for residents with Medicaid coverage.
During HCI’s first year, organizers worked to secure commitments from community health care providers agreeing to support and nurture the mission of the Healthcare Consortium of Illinois.