Norwegian American Hospital, 1044 N. Francisco Ave., has changed its name to Humboldt Park Health, according to a press release Windy City Times received.
"The new name, Humboldt Park Health, signifies a renewal of its commitment to the Humboldt Park community, its patients, and their families," the release stated. "Placing the new tagline, Advancing Health Equity, within the new brand identify emphasizes the importance of this objective, keeping it at the forefront of its mission and purpose as an organization."
The new name takes effect Jan. 28.
Chicago's Humboldt Park area has been hit especially hard by COVID-19 and Latino and Black communities are suffering and dying from COVID-19 at much higher rates than white Americans. "'Advancing Health Equity' requires that we work to remove the obstacles to health, such as poverty, systemic racism, discrimination, and their consequences," said Humboldt Park Health President and CEO Jose R. Sanchez.
Humboldt Park Health is an independent safety-net healthcare provider on Chicago's West Side. Services include inpatient acute care, emergency care, primary care, a patient-centered medical home, Telehealth, and diagnostic and surgical services in a 200—bed hospital, as well as a professional building, three community clinics, a transportation program, COVID-19 drive-through testing and a food pantry.