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Swedish Covenant Health Opens "The Clark" in Andersonville: A Medical Practice Redefining the Service Experience in Health Care

by Bill Ligas | Mar 18, 2019

The Clark Med Physician Team


Chicago residents can experience an entirely new approach to primary medical care with the opening of The Clark. The advanced primary care medical destination offers Integrative and Functional Medicine, Internal Medicine, Women’s Health and OB/GYN services.

“We are redefining the entire patient experience and will offer an unrivaled level of care in a comfortable, elegant environment,” said Dr. Shayna Mancuso, OB/GYN and Medical Director of The Clark. “Our message to patients and the community is ‘welcome to feeling cared for’ and we plan to live that in many ways by offering excellent care options, online scheduling, same-day appointments, hand-tailored treatment plans along with high end amenities, including concierge check-in, spa like exam rooms and a comfortable waiting lounge with WiFi.”

The new outpatient facility fits the strategy of expanding the community impact of Swedish Covenant Health. “The opening of The Clark helps extend our reach into an important community that we want to become even more familiar with our offerings,” said Anthony Guaccio, President and CEO of Swedish Covenant Health. “Our aim is to make everyone feel cared for every step of the journey through thoughtful design and by offering access to excellent providers and services close to home.”

The Clark, located at 5346 N. Clark is now open following a year-long construction process committed to creating a unique patient experience. “We redefined health care because we came at it from a completely different perspective,” added Dr. Mancuso. “We analyzed every touchpoint and designed an experience that is unique and special to The Clark. One that we think patients will appreciate.”

The approach to The Clark was different from the start. “First, we identified a group of highly trained physicians with unparalleled bedside manners to join our team,’ added Dr. Mancuso. “And then we hand-picked our staff and managers to truly align with our mission of making each patient feel welcome, relaxed, and cared for.”

The Clark is owned by Swedish Covenant Health and its doctors are employed bySwedish Covenant Medical Group. If there is something additional that needs to be addressed by another specialty that is not at The Clark, the staff will guide patients through the exceptional services offered by Swedish Covenant Health.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 773-293-8880 or visit TheClarkMed.com for online appointment scheduling. The overall experience and vision for both the physical and digital creation of The Clark was designed by Gillian Ryan President and CEO, Executive Creative Director of ROLD Design LLC.

Swedish Covenant Health is a comprehensive health care system providing a wide range of health and wellness services to Chicago's north and northwest sides with its main campus located at the corner on Foster and California. 

Swedish Covenant Health continues to make investments that benefit the community, including: a newly renovated state of the art emergency room; an elegant women’s health center that looks and feels like a spa; two surgery centers with expanded neurosurgery services; comprehensive cardiology services; and expanded integrative therapies including renovated acupuncture and massage rehabilitation programs through our Galter LifeCenter.



Recent Media Coverage

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NorthShore University HealthSystem to acquire Swedish Covenant Hospital on Chicago's North Side (Chicago Tribune, 6/27/2019)

Swedish Covenant plans to join NorthShore by the end of this year (Chicago Sun Times, 6/27/2019)

NorthShore agrees to buy Swedish Covenant (Crain's Chicago Business, 6/27/2019)

Swedish Covenant Health expected to merge with NorthShore University HealthSystem by end of 2019 (Fierce Healthcare, 6/27/2019)

NorthShore agrees to buy Swedish Covenant in Chicago (Modern Healthcare, 6/27/2019)

Swedish Covenant Health Signs Agreement to Join NorthShore University HealthSystem (P&T Community, 6/27/2019)

NorthShore Reveals Agreement to Acquire Swedish Covenant (Patch, 6/27/2019)

NorthShore health system signs agreement to buy Swedish Covenant Health (Nadig Newspapers, 6/27/2019)

7 Things Nurses Wish Patients Knew (Get Old, 5/6/2019) 

#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast - Episode 63.1 With Mark Raymond and Dr. Shayna Mancuso of The Clark

Healthy at Home: Nurse-Led Program shelters Homeless and Reduces ED Dependence (ENA Connection, May 2019)

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Swedish Covenant Hospital Gets $950K Grant To Grow Program For Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Survivors (Block Club Chicago, 3/4/2019)

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The Girlfriend's Guide to Chemical Peels (The Girlfriend, 3/8/2018)

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Chicago Hospitals Could House Homeless Patients (Planetizen, 1/24/18)

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Swedish cozies up to its heritage (Crain's Chicago Business, 1/5/2018)

Investing In The Lab: The Hidden Jewel In The Healthcare System (Forbes, 1/5/2018)

Nitrous Oxide Provides Pain-Relief During Childbirth (Chicago Health, 12/20/2017)

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Swedish Covenant Hospital's Nursing Home Named A U.S. News & World Report Top Performing Nursing Home (Public Now, 11/2/2017)

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New Dental Practice Coming To Swedish Covenant Hospital (Public Now, 10/31/2017)

How to tell a guest she can't hold your baby (The Daily News, 10/31/2017)

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Hospital Now Offers 'Laughing Gas' to Women in Labor (Covenant Companion, 9/25/2017)

IHA Recognizes Illinois Hospitals And Health Systems For Patient Safety Achievements (Public Now, 9/13/2017)

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How to tell a guest she can't hold your baby (Chicago Tribune, 9/6/2017)

NTI Interview - Pain Control: June Oliver, MSN, CNS (allnurses, 7/6/2017)

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Swedish Covenant Hospital Among First To Deploy Novel Test to Combat Acute Kidney Injury Risk (Cision PR Newswire, 6/26/2017)

Summer Social At Swedish Covenant Hospital Draws 3,000 Visitors And Distributes 1,000 Free Bike Helmets (Public Now, 6/16/17)

Swedish Covenant Hospital completes phase 1 of 4 in ED renovation (Becker's Hospital Review, 6/13/2017)

Advice from a travel doctor: Plan ahead, pack your own utensils and don't get drunk (The Washington Post, 5/24/2017)

Swedish Covenant Hospital to Give Away Bike Helmets (Covenant Companion, 5/19/2017)

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Chicago hospital to give away 1,000 bike helmets (WGN9, 5/16/2017)

Chicago hospital giving away 1,000 bike helmets (The Washington Times, 5/15/2017)

Swedish Covenant Hospital Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award (Public, 5/12/2017)

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5 Things Doctors Would Never Do (Chicago Health, February 2017)

8 ways to make heart health a part of your daily life (Get Old, 2/21/2017)

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Swedish Covenant joins the race to overhaul its ER (Crain's Chicago Business, 2/2/2017)

Swedish Covenant Hospital posts patient reviews online (Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality, 1/24/2017)

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Swedish Covenant Hospital Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award (Public Now, 6/23/2016)

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Swedish Covenant Hospital Helps Raise Awareness for Stroke, the Leading Cause of Disability in the U.S. (noodls, 5/17/2016)

Art program helps Swedish Covenant cancer patients face their disease (Becker's Healthcare, May 16, 2016)

Moving psych patients through the ED: A new model features faster assessment, better safety (Today's Hospitalist, May 2016)

Swedish Covenant Hospital Gets 'A' for Safety (Covenant Companion, 5/3/3016)

Safest Hospitals in Illinois for 2016 (Reboot Illinois, 4/27/2016)

Safest Hospitals in Illinois: Report (Chicago Press Release Services, 4/27/2016)

Find out which Chicago hospitals are the safest (Crain's Chicago Business, 4/26/2016)

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Patient Safety Rankings: Best and Worst Illinois Hospitals (Naperville Patch, 4/25/2016)

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You are what you eat (Chicago Health Online, Spring 2016)

Hospitals raise awareness about managing heart disease during American Heart Month (AHA News, 2/18/2016)

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Lincoln Square Food Pantry Donation (ABC 7 Eyewitness News, 1/8/2016)

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This Nurse Leader Cut LOS by 40% in the Emergency Department (Healthleaders Media, 1/12/2016)

Featured Buildings: Swedish Covenant Hospital (2015 Chicago Energy Benchmarking Report, Dec. 2015)

Swedish Covenant Hospital Earns Recertification as a NICHE Designated Hospital (The Sounds, 12/19/2015)

New Immediate Care Centers Improve Access to Quality Care (Healthleaders Media, Dec. 2015)

New Resource for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment (The Chicago Doctor, Dec. 2015)

Swedish Covenant Hospital Gala: A Night for the Future (The Chicago Doctor, Dec 2015-Jan 2016)

Newton to step down as Swedish Covenant CEO, replaced by COO (Modern Health, 11/24/2015)

Swedish Covenant CEO to step down after 15 years at the helm (Crain's Chicago Business, 11/23/2015)

Swedish Covenant Hospital Once Again Recognized for Patient Safety (The Sounds, 11/21/2015)

Non-Surgical Treatment Helps Patients Suffering From Overactive Bladders (The Sounds, 11/7/2015)

Covenant Hospital Saves My Life, Again (Irish American News, 11/2015)

Swedish Covenant joins growing list of hospital urgent-care operators (Modern Healthcare, 7/27/15)

Health Insurance Shoppers Look to Limited Networks to Save Money (New York Times, 4/14/15)

Swedish Covenant's New Women's Health Center Breaks Down Barriers (DNAinfo, 10/2/2015) 

Swedish Covenant wants to dispense medical marijuana (Chicago Tribune, 7/21/14)

Cancer risk drives debate over hysterectomy tool (Chicago Tribune, 7/9/14)

Six months in, Obamacare impact on emergency room visits unclear (Sun-Times, 6/23/14)

Oral Cancer: Do You Know the Symptoms? (RadioMD, 4/7/2014)

Study Ranks Illinois’ Healthiest Counties (NBC Chicago, 3/27/2014)

Illinois deals with Medicaid application backlogs (Chicago Tribune, 3/24/2014)

Illinois hospitals shift to consumer convenience (Associated Press, 3/22/2014)

Affordable Care Act Press Conference featuring CEO Mark Newton (CAN TV, 3/18/2014)

ACA Enrollment Event Coverage (Univision, en espanol, 3/15/2014)

Swedish Covenant Hospital could benefit from 40th ward TIF district (DNAInfo, 3/10/2014)

Swedish Covenant Hospital hosts block party for healthcare enrollment (Lawndale News, 3/6/2014)

Obamacare signup push in 47th ward for ‘staggering’ number of uninsured (DNAInfo, 3/4/2014)

Advocate, Loyola among initial group to launch new Medicaid cost-saving initiative (Crain's Chicago Business, 3/3/2014)

A Glamorous Gala raises $815,000 for women's health (Pioneer Press, 2/10/2014)

Focusing on patients, not the condition: What hospitals need to know about avoiding Medicare readmission penalties (Becker’s Hospital Review, 2/5/2014)

Going grassroots: How Swedish Covenant Hospital is encouraging exchange enrollment (Becker’s Hospital Review, 1/17/2014)

Two Weeks Into Health Law's Rollout, Few Problems, Few Patients (The Wall Street Journal, 1/16/2014)

Health insurance enrollment surges in Illinois (Chicago Tribune, 1/14/2014)

A Look Inside the One of the Country's Safest Hospitals (Becker's, 1/10/2014)

3 more health insurers extend payment deadlines (Associated Press, 1/10/2014)

Executive Roundtable: What frustrates hospital CEOs, CIOs about health IT? (Becker’s Hospital Review, 1/10/2014)

Leapfrog Top Hospital Announcement (DNAInfo, 12/2/2013)

Back pain? A special sponge could help (WGN TV, 10/13/2013) 

Chicago doctors welcome Chinese girls with medical needs into their family (Chicago Tribune, 5/14/2013)



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