Monday, June 25, 2018

Job Opportunity, St. Anthony Hospital Job Fair, 2nd Federal Savings Bank, Chicago Puerto Rico Club, Rafael Alvarado,Vision & Hearing Screenings

       JOB OPPORTUNITY: Are you looking for a career in community health care? Learn more about opportunities from Entry Level to Management at the Saint Anthony Hospital [SAH] Job Fair.
ST. ANTHONY Hospital Job Fair is this Friday, June 29, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. at 2nd Federal Savings Bank (Community Room), 3960 West 26th Street. Light refreshments will be served. For more info. Call Maribell Ruiz: 773/484-4824.
Recruiters and Department Managers will be on-site to answer questions and conduct informal interviews. Bring extra copies of your resume. View open positions or apply online at
IN LITTLE VILLAGE: At the 4-Men Health & Wellness Fair last Saturday in Little Village, the Chicago Puerto Rico Lions Club, under the leadership of Lion Rafael Alvarado, organized hearing tests and vision screenings. The Lions Club members assisting were Club President Ariana Cornejo, Secretary Sandra Cruz, Treasurer Leticia Chaidez, Pedro Velez, Esther Perez, Claudia Alvarado, Abraham Aguilera and James Lalinde. The services were greatly appreciated. 
LIONS CLUB is an international secular, non-political service organization established originally in 1916 in Evansville, Indiana by Dr. William Perry Woods. Their motto is: "We Care, We Serve".  It is the world's largest service club organization with 1.4 million members in 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. 
Rafael Alvarado
THE CHICAGO Puerto Rico Lions Club is an IRS 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization founded on April 7, 1980. It has been in service for the last 38 years. Their primary areas of service are the Humboldt Park, Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods. They serve where there is a need in a community.
CURRENTLY the Chicago PR Lions Club has 30 members. Their members unselfishly volunteer their time. Their events are posted on their website and Facebook page, cprlions-chicago. Their activities are also posted on the sites.  The Chicago PR Lions raise funds to execute programs like health fairs, food drives, and several ‘giveaways’; giving away turkeys, toys, Easter baskets, and winter clothing, to mention a few.  The Lions Club is accepting used eyeglasses, hearing aids, cell phones, keys and ink cartridges.
RAFAEL ALVARADO has been a member of Chicago PR Lions Club since July 1999. He has held the positions of club president, treasurer and membership chairperson. Alvarado said: “We volunteer our time to make a difference in the communities we serve. We urge everyone to get involved in their community and be a part of making a difference wherever possible, join an organization that is committed to helping families get the services they need”.
IF YOU are interested joining the Chicago PR Lions Club in its effort to offer vision and hearing screenings - early detection is key, call Rafael Alvarado at 773/791-8198 or e-mail:

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Class of 2018 St. Agnes Elementary, Father Don J. Nevins, 4-Men Health Fair, Patricia Hernandez, National Kidney Foundation, Puerto Rican Lions Club, Sponsors

Father Donald J. Nevins & August Sallas

CONGRATULATIONS: To the graduates, Class of 2018 at St. Agnes Church of Bohemia Elementary School, 2651 S. Central Park Ave., Chicago/Little Village, as follows:
Crystal Aguilar, Mariela Amaro, Alexander Arroyo, Luis Balderas, Carlos Banda, Stephanie Camarena, Emily Campos, Angelina Canas, Jesus Chavez, David Dorado, Milly Freire-Basantes, Gabriel Garcia, Jasmin Garcia, Jennifer Gonzalez, Savannah Gonzalez-Morales, Daisy Gutierrez, David Gutierrez, Sebastian Gutierrez, Joseph Guzman, Giselle Lopez, Abril Lucido, Raul Mariscal, Daniel Martinez, Joel Mehringer, Andres Meza Jr., Edgar Munoz, Jr., Jonathan Murillo, Alejandro Ochoa, Jennifer Ochoa, Mario Orendain, DeAnthony Orozco, Lizbeth Ortiz, Karen Ramirez, Emilio Rodriguez, Luis Romero, Miranda Sanchez, David Santiago, Alexander Santos, Jessica Suarez, Nickolas Tapia, Jorge Zapata Rodarte.
KAITLIN KYSIAK is principal at St. Agnes Church of Bohemia Elementary School, phone: 773/522-0143. Father Donald J. Nevins, is the pastor of St. Agnes Church of Bohemia, Rev. Miguel A.                     Venegas, and Rev. J. DeJesus Alvarado Pasillas are                 Associate Pastors.
WE wish all the graduates a successful future.
Patricia Hernandez
HEALTH FAIR: The 4-Men Health and Wellness Fair held Saturday, June 16, 2018 was a success. The health fair was at New Life Church auditorium in Little Village and more than 100 men came out in 90 degrees weather to have a physical. The Little Village Community Council and the Cook County Health & Hospitals System hosted the event.

PATRICIA HERNANDEZ, County Community Outreach said: “It was another successful event, thanks in large part to Dr. Pilar Guerrero, lead physician, her staff, the National Kidney Foundation and the Puerto Rican Lions Club. These professionals kept everything running smoothly. They gave their time generously in support of serving over 100 men and screened 97 through the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. Our participants were appreciative of all the services provided and grateful for everyone who made this event possible.  The fair was a positive impact on the lives of our residents.”
GENEROUS SPONSORS of the Health Fair were El Milagro, Don Pepe’s Restaurant, Nuevo Leon Restaurant, State Sen. Steve Landek, Walgreens, Harris Bank/BMO, Sam’s Club, RE/MAX Loyalty Mark Santoyo and Karina Espinoza.

                            ENJOY THE SUMMER!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

4-Men Health Fair, Dr. Pilar Guerrero, Health Services, Bilingual Services, Sponsors

         IN CHARGE: Dr. Pilar Guerrero will be the Lead physician at the Little Village 4-Men Health and Wellness Fair.  The event will be on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at New Life Church auditorium, 2657 S. Lawndale Ave., starting at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Little Village Community
Dr. Pilar Guerrero
Council in partnership with the Cook County Health & Hospital System hosts this event.
        DR. GUERRERO’S bio is as follows: “She was born in Mexico City and raised in Chicago. She earned a bachelor’s degree in science, majoring in Nursing, Spanish Language and Literature. After practicing nursing for 6 years, she decided to further her education and earned her medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School.
        DR. GUERRERO completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital New York and proceeded to do a research fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Currently Dr. Guerrero is an Assistant Professor at Rush Medical College and has been working at Cook County (Stroger) Hospital Emergency Department for the last 16 years.
        COOK COUNTY County Hospital treats patients from many countries, many who are limited in English proficiency and speak Spanish. During Dr. Guerrero’s time at Cook County she taught medical Spanish to students, residents, and faculty, and rendered care to the large population of underserved patients. 
        MENTORING students at various levels (high school to junior faculty) is another role she takes seriously. Dr. Guerrero participates in Community Outreach Programs such as Health/Wellness Fairs, and city-wide events like NATO Summit, marathons, post-Katrina assistance, rural health in Honduras and has given several press interviews for our Spanish speaking residents; most recently on the Opioid Crisis.     
       SHE IS ALSO an active member of Illinois Emergency Response Team (IMERT). Her drive is
the inequity and disparities in healthcare, and she aims to close this gap by teaching students and caring for patients. Dr. Guerrero is a board member of MOLA (Medical Organization for Latino Advancement) and active member of the planning committee for NHMA (National Hispanic Medical Organization), and through these organizations she continues to participate in the growth of Latinos in healthcare”. Dr. Guerrero gives of herself unselfishly and is highly respected.
       MEN ONLY: It is a proven fact that men are reluctant to see a doctor when they are sick. Men must be encouraged or pushed by their wife, children, or a family member to make an appointment to visit a doctor. Many times, that visit is too late.
        WE URGE ALL men in Little Village to take advantage of the opportunity to get a FREE examination at the 4-Men Health & Wellness Fair. The health examination may help you understand the condition of your physical health. Please mark your calendar and come to the Health Fair.  Bring all the men in your family. Your health is your wealth.
       ES UN HECHO comprobado que los hombres son necios a ir a ver a un médico cuando están enfermos. Los hombres deben ser alentados o empujados por su esposa, hijos o un miembro de la f
amilia para programar una cita para visitar a un médico. A veces la urgencia es demasiado tarde.
        INVITAMOS a todos los hombres de La Villita a aprovechar esta oportunidad de obtener un examen GRATUITO en la Feria de salud y bienestar para hombres. Este examen de salud puede ayudarlo a conocer la condición de su salud. Marque su calendario y venga a la Feria de Salud y traiga a todos los hombres de su familia. Tu salud es tu riqueza, cuídala!
       SERVICIOS/SERVICES AT the Health Fair are:
   • Examen renal completo gratuito
   • Examen de visión y audición   • Examen dental y pie
   • Educación de apoplejía y pruebas rápidas de VIH
   • Presión sanguínea, azúcar en la sangre, extracción de sangre [si es
   • Sorteo gratuito, fruta, almuerzo de cortesía y obsequios de "bolsas de     
   • Asistencia Bilingüe. ENTRADA GRATIS
Free Comprehensive Kidney Screening
Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Blood Draw [if necessary].
Vision & Hearing Screening
Stroke Education & HIV Rapid Testing
Dental & Foot Screening & Hands Only CPR Demonstrations
Free raffle, fruit, complimentary lunch and “goody-bag” giveaways.
Bilingual Assistance
El Milagro, Don Pepe Restaurant, Cook County Health & Hospital System, National Kidney Foundation, RE/Max Loyalty Mark Santoyo, Chicago Puerto Rico Lions Club, Sam's Club, Sen. Steve Landek 
                                    FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL: 773/522-2552