The best of Israeli medical technology is coming to Chicago to address healthcare inequality

The most ambitious project Israel has ever undertaken on US soil will rise on the site of former Michael Reese Hospital, and our healthcare will be forever changed for the better.

Zip Code > Genetic Code

In Chicago and across America, your zip code matters more than your genetic code in determining your health and life expectancy.

An ambitious new joint venture will bring the best of Israeli health innovation from the ARC Innovation Center of Sheba Medical Center to a new healthcare ecosystem incubator, Chicago ARC, which has been launched in the heart of Chicago, with a focus on technology that improves health outcomes for underserved communities and their residents. Chicago ARC will serve as the North American entry point for Sheba’s best startups.

Together, Israelis and Americans will partner to improve health equity in America.

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"The ARC Innovation Center aligns with one of Israel's greatest priorities – the transformation of health care."

- Dr. Eyal Zimlichman, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center

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Chicago ARC connects the dots between healthcare innovation and community support

December 8, 2022

A newly launched venture collaborative in Chicago aims to bring together health systems, corporate partners, innovative startups, and community resources to tackle health inequity. KEY TAKEAWAYS   Chicago ARC (Accelerate, […]

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UChicago Medicine, Sinai join Chicago ARC as healthcare partners for health equity innovation

July 27, 2022

Former J&J, Anthem Executive Kate Merton, Ph.D., welcomed as executive director of first-of-its-kind, health equity-focused global innovation collaborative The Chicago ARC, a new venture collaborative focused on accelerating health equity […]

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Life sciences developments are booming in Chicago, bringing jobs and helping fight ‘brain drain’

June 14, 2022

Much of Chicago’s office market remains stuck in the doldrums, but another economic engine has come to life, ready to remake the city into a hub for advanced industry and […]

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Bold redevelopment of Michael Reese site could be the grand slam the South Side needs

May 21, 2021

Bronzeville Lakefront will take years to complete, but it could get underway in months. It’s good to see a $3.8 billion plan to revitalize the largely vacant former Michael Reese […]

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ARC Innovation Center in Chicago

February 23, 2021

Michael Reese development gains planners’ OK A city commission enthusiastically backs zoning rules to govern the $3.8 billion project just south of McCormick Place. By David Roeder A plan for […]

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Health tech hub planned for Michael Reese site

March 12, 2020

The developers of Bronzeville Lakefront Development, a proposed megaproject south of McCormick Place, have cut a tentative deal for a medical innovation center that’s tied to the largest hospital in […]

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