Black women leading hospitals and healthcare advocacy groups that mainly
serve minority populations gathered to discuss countermeasures to the
average 20-year life expectancy gap between communities of color and Chicago's
predominantly white neighborhoods.
In commemoration of Women’s History Month, “LEADHERSHIP: Our Moment in History – Creating Equity in Healthcare,” was the first forum in a
quarterly series of stakeholder Community Conversations initiated by Tesa
Anewishki, the newly appointed President and CEO of Loretto Hospital,
the first African and Native American woman to serve in this capacity
in the 100-year history of the West Side institution.