CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alderman Greg Mitchell holds South Chicago seniors in high regard. When he learned dozens of elderly residents at Lake Terrace Apartments (7337 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649-3500) wanted to vote today, but needed courtesy transportation to get to the polls, he asked JenCare Senior Medical Center to help.
"JenCare's five medical centers in primarily low-to-moderate income neighborhoods, including Jeffery Manor, Ashburn, Berwyn, Glenwood and Oak Lawn are all about giving seniors affordable medical care and a superior experience," notes Alderman Mitchell. "The minute I asked JenCare if its courtesy van fleet might help Lake Terrace Apartment seniors vote on election day, I was informed 'we'll find a way' and they did."
Since the medical practice's courtesy van fleet transports many at-risk seniors daily, JenCare picked up seniors interested in voting at Lake Terrace Apartments at 1:00 PM (CST) today and transported them to the polls. The medical practice is helping older adults in South Chicago do their civic duty, "because the wisdom of elders should never be discounted," says Frank Mancuso, JenCare Market President for Chicago.
"We are blessed to help seniors every day, and our primary care physicians and specialist doctors really enjoy the extra time they're able to spend with their senior patients. It's truly an honor and a privilege to take seniors where they can share their voice in the election," adds Mancuso.
JenCare Senior Medical Centers delivers "concierge medicine" to thousands of Chicagoland seniors in Ashburn, Berwyn, Glenwood, Jeffrey Manor, and Oak Lawn. Its five convenient locations are part of the ChenMed family of 39 dedicated senior medical centers in six states. Those integrated medical practices are transforming health care with unrivaled access to primary care physicians and specialist doctors, including daily walk-in appointments when needed. Instead of national average of one doctor to 2,300 patients, JenCare doctors maintain patient panels one-fifth that size (no more than 450 patients per doctor).
JenCare consistently provides affordable care and a superior experience to the Medicare members it serves. On average, JenCare and other ChenMed physicians invest 168 minutes per year face-to-face with each patient, compared to the national average of just nine minutes annually. In addition, JenCare primary care and specialist doctors collaboratively review cases, discuss best practices, and develop new solutions.
This JenCare culture of delivering personalized care with love, accountability and passion pays off in outcomes. Notably, JenCare patients average 38 percent fewer days in the hospital than the national average, and beat the Chicago average for hospital sick days by 50 percent.
ChenMed is a privately owned medical, management, and technology company working to positively change American health care for the neediest populations. Led and inspired by ChenMed Chairman and founder, James Chen, MD, PhD, the company's medical practice model has been serving low-to-moderate-income seniors with multiple complex chronic conditions for nearly 30 years.
Contact: Jim Brown, ChenMed Director of Public Relations; 305-310-7214; James.Brown@ChenMed.com
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SOURCE JenCare Senior Medical Center