Howard Brown Health Announces New Clinic In Chicago’s Englewood Neighborhood
Dr. Maya Green Named Site Medical Director
(March 10, 2016, Chicago, IL) – Today, Howard Brown Health, along with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), announced plans to expand Howard Brown’s healthcare services to a clinic formerly operated by CDPH at 641 W. 63rd Street. Howard Brown also announced Dr. Maya Green as the Site Medical Director for its new 63rd Street clinic, slated to launch in May. As part of the expansion, Howard Brown will provide comprehensive primary care and wellness services. CDPH will provide grant funding to provide care for uninsured, HIV-positive residents.
“Expanding services in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood is a great opportunity to reach more people with our brand of welcoming healthcare,” said David Ernesto Munar, President and CEO of Howard Brown Health. “We have long discussed pathways to serve more of Chicago’s communities, with a consistent eye towards the south side of the city where affirming, quality healthcare is needed. The aim of our providers is to deliver holistic healthcare, free of stigma and judgment. We look forward to expanding this level of service to meet the needs of Englewood and surrounding communities.”
Dr. Maya Green, MD, MPH has been a physician provider at the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center since 2012 where she serves as a Spanish bilingual, neonatal, pediatric, and adult HIV provider. Dr. Green has also worked as a part-time provider at Howard Brown since 2014. She completed an HIV Medicine Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center after receiving a Minority Clinical Fellowship from the HIV Medicine Association. Maya is also the founder of HIV Real Talk, a community-based HIV screening and prevention project in high-risk communities. In 2015, the Illinois Jaycees selected Dr. Green, as a recipient of its Outstanding Young Persons of Illinois award for her humanitarianism and voluntary leadership. This award recognizes young people throughout Illinois for excellence in their chosen fields, and great commitment to their respective communities.
“As a native of Chicago’s south side, I’m proud to lead Howard Brown Health’s expansion of full-spectrum healthcare services to an area of the city that needs it,” said Dr. Maya Green, Medical Director for Howard Brown Health 63rd Street. “Englewood, just like Howard Brown’s other clinic neighborhoods, has specific challenges and needs, and we look forward to addressing them with care. Everyone deserves access to healthcare that meets them where they are, and assists them in their journey to a healthy life. Howard Brown Health has established itself as an affirming, welcoming resource for several Chicago area communities and we are excited to expand our efforts to the south side of Chicago, in service to the Englewood community.”
Late last year, Howard Brown announced the opening of a new clinic in Rogers Park, making Howard Brown Health 63rd Street its fifth full-service clinic site and second new clinic in the last fiscal year. The building will remain a CDPH facility housing a city-run STI screening clinic, another family medicine clinic and a free clinic in addition to Howard Brown. Howard Brown Health 63rd Street will address a full spectrum of healthcare services including, weight management, diabetes, HIV & STIs, healthy lifestyle consultation, cholesterol management, and hypertension.
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Erik Roldan, Communications Manager at Howard Brown Health
ErikR@howardbrown.org , 773.388.8661 (desk), 312.206.2167 (cell)