Provident Hospital (Chicago)

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Provident Hospital of Cook County
Provident Hospital of Cook County.jpg
Geography
Location 550 E. 51st Street
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Organisation
Funding Public hospital
Hospital type Community, Teaching
Affiliated university Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine[1]
Network Cook County Bureau of Health Services
History
Founded 1891 as Provident Hospital and Training School
Reopened in 1993 as Provident Hospital of Cook County
Closed 1987-1993
Links
Website Provident Hospital of Cook County

Provident Hospital,[2] the first Black-owned and operated hospital in America,[3] was established in Chicago in 1891 by Dr. Daniel Hale Williams an African American surgeon during the time in American history where few public or private medical facilities were open to Black citizens. Though the historic Provident Hospital was forced to close in 1987 due to financial difficulties, it reopened in 1993 as part of Cook County's Bureau of Health Services[4] to provide services to residents of Chicago's south side. It is now known as Provident Hospital of Cook County.[5] Alton Abraham, the social entrepreneur associated with Sun Ra worked here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cchil.org/dom/provident.html#Loyola Affiliation with Loyola
  2. ^ The Provident Foundation
  3. ^ National LIbrary of Medicine. "History: Early medical education". 
  4. ^ Cook County Bureau of Health Services
  5. ^ Provident Hospital of Cook County It is currently being considered for closure by the CCBH(Cook County Board of Health).

Coordinates: 41°48′09″N 87°36′49″W / 41.802566°N 87.613499°W / 41.802566; -87.613499