History
PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) began in 1980 as the Parent and Child Center, which consisted of a three-room clinic of West Suburban Hospital that offered prenatal, postpartum, and infant care for underserved residents of Chicago’s impoverished Austin community. In 1992, PCC Community Wellness Center was incorporated as an independent, 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, and attained the status of a Federally Qualified Health Center look-alike in 1994. Since then, PCC has grown to encompass eleven health centers, serving nine Chicago Community Areas (CCA’s) on the west side, and the near west suburbs. PCC also provides care at West Suburban Medical Center,  Westlake Hospital,  Norwegian American Hospital and Loretto Hospital.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n) and an FTCA Deemed facility.
 

 

Mission
The mission of PCC is to improve health outcomes for the medically underserved community through the provision of high quality, affordable, and accessible primary health care and support services. Anchored with family medicine, we are committed to serving the needs of all people in all stages of life, while we continue to specialize in the delivery of comprehensive maternal and child health services to address this unmet need in our community.

 

Vision
PCC, in partnership with its physicians and staff, provides quality medical services to the medically underserved in the community.

 

Values
Honesty- For a management team to be successful, all members need to promote honest and open communication among each other and all members of the organization.


Effective Communication- It is agreed that effective communication is essential. It must be timely, inclusive, and comprehensive.


Active Participation- Each member of the team is encouraged and expected to participate as appropriate to ensure the organization’s success.


Humor- Humor helps a team build a bond, relieve stress, and put issues and concerns in the appropriate perspective.


Teamwork- It is agreed that an organization is only as successful as its collective team. The dependence and reliance on each member of the team is recognized and valued.


Equal Participation- The organization’s overall success is directly attributed to the individual accomplishments and efforts of the entire team.


Proper Skills- A successful team is comprised of members who possess the skills required to accomplish their individual goals and objectives. A commitment to lifelong learning and professional development is valued and expected.


Appropriate Representation- As an organization changes and responds to its environment, input and appropriate representation from all departments is critical to decision making.


Commitment- Though an organization and team may confront many challenges and obstacles, solutions are best identified when the team is equally committed to achieving success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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