St. George’s University Honored by Norwegian American Hospital

CHICAGO, June 26, 2017 — Last week, St. George’s University received Norwegian American Hospital’s Power of Community Award for its leadership in the quest to provide quality care to patients across Chicago.

“We are privileged to receive this honor from our friends at Norwegian American Hospital,” said Dr. G. Richard Olds, President of St. George’s University. “We have made educating the primary care workforce of the future our mission, and we are grateful that Norwegian American Hospital supports that mission.”

Power of Community Award recipients are selected for their dedication to the community served by Norwegian American Hospital and their efforts to provide great medical care in the area. This is the third year the award is being presented.

The award ceremony coincides with the inauguration of Norwegian American Hospital’s newly-accredited Family Residency Training Program, which will begin training medical graduates on July 1. The program was developed to address the shortage of primary care physicians in Illinois. There are less than 13,000 primary care doctors available to serve Illinois’s population of nearly 13 million.

“The shortage of primary care physicians is one of the chief public health challenges our state faces,” said Jose Sanchez, CEO of Norwegian American Hospital. “Together with St. George’s University, we look forward to doing our part to help solve it.”

About St. George’s University 
St. George’s University is a center of international education, drawing students and faculty from over 140 countries to the island of Grenada, West Indies. St. George’s is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. The University has contributed over 17,000 physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals who are practicing across the world. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities. For more information, visit

About Norwegian American Hospital 
Norwegian American Hospital (NAH) is an acute care hospital on Chicago’s near north side. NAH provides high quality and compassionate health care services by partnering with patients and their families, our employees, physicians, and the communities we serve. For more information about Norwegian American Hospital, visit

For more information or to schedule an interview with St. George’s University President Dr. G. Richard Olds, please contact Yael Wollstein at or 202-471-4228 ext. 118.


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