Saint Anthony Hospital

Saint Anthony Hospital, located at 2875 W. 19th St. in North Lawndale, recently received an award for its work in mental health.

The hospital was awarded the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Healthy Community Award by Local Initiatives Support Corporation Chicago at the 23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards, held last month.

In addition to recognizing the hospital’s mental health work, the award also acknowledges Saint Anthony’s efforts to address the overall wellness of residents in low- and moderate-income communities in the city.

“This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team,” said Guy A. Medaglia, Saint Anthony’s president and CEO, in a statement. “We look forward to continuing and expanding our programs as part of the Focal Point community campus, designed to provide resources and opportunities to improve the well-being of Chicago’s west and southwest neighborhoods.”

Meghan Harte, LISC Chicago’s executive director, said that the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards “have celebrated Chicago’s neighborhoods while honoring and recognizing the outstanding achievement in neighborhood real estate development, community engagement, neighborhood planning, and building stronger and healthier communities.”

“Community development by definition is neither easy nor fast, but the people and organizations who do this work in our neighborhoods have succeeded in making progress,” she said. “It is our neighborhoods that provide the flavors and texture that make Chicago unique. At CNDA, we stop briefly to recognize and celebrate individual achievements and the communities that together we have created by design.”