Chicago hospital 1st in Midwest to earn Joint Commission equity certification

Chicago-based Humboldt Park Health is the first hospital in the Midwest and 13th in the country to receive the Healthcare Equity Certification from The Joint Commission.

The certification recognizes organizations that work alongside patients, families, caregivers and external stakeholders to address healthcare disparities and promote equitable and high-quality healthcare for all communities, according to an April 23 Humboldt Park Health news release shared with Becker's.

"This certification reinforces our steadfast commitment to ensuring health equity, inclusivity, compassion and respect for every community resident," José Sánchez, CEO and president of Humboldt Park Health, said in the release.

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