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Chicago, IL 60612
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312-423-4200
Union Health Service Inc.
1634 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60612

We are described as many things, such as — a Voluntary Health Services Plans Corporation; a multi-specialty medical group; a not-for-profit health plan; or a staff-model managed care plan. Maybe it is simply best to call us "Union Health Service" or “UHS” — a tradition of providing high quality and cost-effective benefits to groups covering Chicago-area union members.

Good Ideas Catch On

Good ideas often pass the test of time. Many aspects of the way in which Union Health Service provides healthcare were innovative when we were organized in the 1950s. The innovation even required the passage of a new Illinois law (the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act) so that we could directly provide insured health care services through our own staff of physicians. Key provisions of the Act address: free choice of any staff physician; the private physician-patient relationship; confidentiality; no restrictions on the physician’s methods of diagnosis or treatment; and the inclusion of physicians in the company’s top management.

We took advantage of the new law to encourage members to select a primary care physician (PCP)

 

who, in turn, is involved in all aspects of the member’s care — coordination with specialty physicians; health education, and providing preventive services as well as follow-up care. Other “ahead-of-their-time" programs installed at UHS included: podiatry; colon cancer screening; electronic medical records; nutrition counseling.

And eventually good ideas catch on. The news is full of stories these days about encouraging health care trends, such as, the prominence of primary care physician, preventive care, health education, and electronic medical records. We agree; and have done so for a very long time.

News
UHS adds new employees to its roster

WITH its commitment to provide compassionate and effective care to its membership, UHS welcomes the most recent additions to its strong roster of health care professionals.

Timothy Halt, D.O., F.A.A.P, is the new full-time Pediatrician. His hospital affiliation is with the University of Illinois at Chicago. To cater to a broader patient base, Dr. Halt speaks Spanish. For more information about Dr. Halt and his schedules, please visit the Physician Search Page.

Kinar Kamani, LPN, and Milan Pjevic, RN, joined UHS as full-time staff nurses. Both nurses are trilingual to serve a growing multi-cultural patient population at UHS. Kinar speaks Gujarati and a working knowledge of Hindi, while Milan speaks Serbo-Croation, and Bosnian. Armed with experiences in diligent patient care in a fast-paced high acuity setting, Kinar and Milan complement the nursing staff to offer UHS patients an attentive, compassionate and enduring nursing care.

Let’s welcome Dr. Halt, Kinar, and Milan to the UHS Family!


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