IMD publishes book, adds commissioner
August 3, 2018

Illinois Medical District CEO and executive director Suzet McKinney and Mary Elise Papke of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee School of Public Health have written a book, Public Health Emergency Preparedness: A Practical Approach for the Real World.

Published by Jones & Bartlett Learning, the book offers a comprehensive examination of critical competencies necessary to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

It defines emergency preparedness and covers hazards, threats, and leadership development. It includes information on roles and responsibilities of local, state, and national organizations and principles of incident management and response.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed Juan Morado Jr. to the Illinois Medical District Commission.

Morado is an attorney with Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan, and Aronoff LLP, where he serves in the firm’s health care practice group. He provides strategic counsel to health systems, physician groups, pharmacies, and other clients, helping them ensure compliance with Federal and State regulatory requirements.

“We look forward to working with Commissioner Morado to achieve our goal of making the IMD the world’s next great health innovation district,” McKinney said.

The Illinois Medical District Commission office is at 2100 W. Harrison St. Call (312) 738-5800, email, or log on to