Dan Yunker

MCHC President and CEO, Dan Yunker presenting the 2015 Innovation Awards at the MCHC 61st Annual Luncheon

In recognition of tremendous care delivery and technology advancement within the region’s health care system, the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) presented innovation awards to area health care providers at the Council’s recent 61st Annual Luncheon.

“It is truly a privilege to honor these pillars of the community for the noble work they do in order to best serve their patients,” said MCHC President and CEO Dan Yunker, pictured below. “These providers not only work diligently to offer the highest quality of care to the patients who come through their doors each day, but also take great steps to innovate within the industry in order to further enhance care and to improve the field as a whole.

The award honorees include:

Alert MD Innovator in Mobile Technology:
Centegra HealthSystem

Land of Lincoln Health Insurance Marketplace Disrupter:
• Adventist Midwest Health
• Advocate Health Care
• Centegra HealthSystem
• Family Health Network
• Illinois Health Partners (Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Northwest Community Healthcare,


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• Presence Health
• Swedish Covenant Hospital
• Tenet Healthcare

The Center for Advancing Provider Practices (CAP2) Innovation in Clinical Integration:
Advocate Health Care

MCHC’s Annual Luncheon brings the region’s health care leaders and their employees together in an informal setting to recognize their respective achievements and discuss innovation, collaboration and transformation within the Chicago area health care industry. Hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, extend an invitation to their shining star employees in appreciation of the vital roles they play in caring for the communities they serve.


 Article and photos courtesy of MCHC