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March 16, 2021   |  Campus Communication

PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE: 
BenU will be hosting Metro Infectious Disease Consultants on our campus

 

This month marks the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, a virus that changed our world and has given us all pause for life as we know it.  As we look forward to better days ahead, it is my pleasure to inform you that Benedictine University will be hosting Metro Infectious Disease Consultants (MIDC) on our campus to ensure vaccinations for COVID-19 are distributed to the larger community (Click here for more information).  One the Benedictine hallmarks is community and this being the “The Year of Community” what better way to serve than to help protect all against the spread of COVID-19. 

Metro Infectious Disease will begin vaccinating those in the Benedictine community, who fall in Phase 1a and 1b, following the guidelines set forth by the CDC, State of Illinois, and the DuPage County Health Department.  Individuals in the phases outlined above could begin to see communication related to appointments as soon as today.  MIDC will be on campus 3 days per week for the remainder of the spring semester. As we assist with this most important step toward a return to some semblance of normal, let me assure you this will not affect our day-to-day business.

I know there will be questions from our community.  The COVID Recovery Team will follow-up with more details in an email by the end of today.

Please welcome MIDC to our campus!

About MIDC:

Based on the philosophy that strategic growth and market neutrality would optimize patient care and physician lifestyle, Metro Infectious Disease Consultants has grown to be the largest infectious disease group in the country. At the present time, MIDC is composed of over 100 ID physicians working in multiple states. Outpatient antibiotic therapy is available at each of the offices and a Hospital Avoidance Program has been implemented. Besides geographic diversity, Metro Infectious Disease Consultants strives to provide infectious disease services to the full spectrum of healthcare venues including long term acute care hospitals and long term care facilities.

Charles W. Gregory
President
Benedictine University