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Annual Luncheon

Friday, November 1, 2024

11:30 AM — 2:00 PM

The Drake - Oakbrook Center, 2301 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523


Please join some of the most influential and philanthropic individuals in Illinois who believe in the importance of accessible, quality healthcare for all, especially the most underserved in our community as Access to Care will celebrate over 36 years serving the uninsured in Cook County at our Annual Luncheon.



Kaveh Safavi
Senior Managing Director
Consulting Global Health Accenture
Dr. Kaveh Safavi, a senior managing director at Accenture, is a seasoned leader in healthcare transformation. With more than three decades of experience, Dr. Safavi has held prominent roles in the private and public sectors. His experience includes leading Cisco's global healthcare practice and serving as chief medical officer for Thomson Reuters' health division. Among his many accomplishments was establishing one of the Midwest's first electronic-health-record-enabled primary care practices. IT Services Report named him the #1 healthcare IT executive for 2020. Trained as a medical doctor and a lawyer, Dr. Safavi holds an M.D. from Loyola University School of Medicine and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. In addition, Dr. Safavi is an adjunct lecturer of Health Enterprise Management at Kellogg School of Management-Northwestern University.
Generative AI has inspired extensive speculation about its transformative role in health care. Some are overly optimistic, and some are unduly pessimistic because of the complexity and novelty of this new technology. At the same time Healthcare is facing a looming access crisis due to a demographically driven increase in the demand for care and a reduction in a workforce available to provide care. Fortunately, as much as 40% of what people do in their jobs involves reading and writing tasks that are highly amenable to large language models and represent perhaps the greatest benefit that healthcare can recognize from generative AI. Dr. Safavi's presentation will address what generative AI is, what it is not, what generative AI can do, what generative AI should do and how organizations are preparing for it.



11:30 am - Guest Registration and Networking

12:00 pm - Welcome and Lunch

12:45 pm - ATC Recognition and Speaker Introduction

1:00 pm - Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kaveh Safavi

2:00 pm - Closing Remark


With the ever-changing climate in healthcare, your participation is even more critical to our ability to continue to serve those in need. A sponsorship will allow you to maximize your exposure to the attendees at this high-profile event and entitles you to various levels of signage, advertising, and other materials displayed at the event. It also connects you with Access to Care – whose mission is to facilitate access to primary healthcare services to the uninsured and underinsured residents of suburban Cook County and northwest Chicago.

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For more information or to secure your sponsorship for the Access to Care Annual luncheon, please contact:

Gayle Deja-Schultz, Director of Development at or (708) 531-0680 x225.

Why support Access to Care?

The Suburban Primary Health Care Council’s mission is to facilitate access to primary health care services to residents of suburban Cook County and northwest Chicago who lack such access because of financial barriers. It has successfully fulfilled this mission since 1988 through its Access to Care program.

Last year the Access to Care program served 5,496 individuals! The program encourages physicians to contribute their time and skills in the spirit of community service. Doctors in family practice and internal medicine participating in the program provide basic health care services. We have a long-standing relationship of over 36 years with townships and municipalities who rely on our program to reach the at-risk population. With nearly 500 private physicians, more than 60+ radiology and lab service providers and private hospitals in network, ensures all ATC members can use services and fill prescriptions at convenient locations close to their homes. In doing so the Council creates a local network of primary care services in the patient’s own neighborhood. The most impactful aspect of the program is that it provides access to this existing private medical infrastructure to low-income, uninsured and under-insured individuals and brings in participation from the private physicians unique only to Access to Care.

We could not do all of this without YOU!



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