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Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a global leading art & luxury business active in 46 countries. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, Christie’s is a leader in the art world and synonymous with innovation, creativity, and quality. They continue to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art and auctioning.

NANI doctors and staff care for people with kidney disease, kidney injury and uncontrolled hypertension. We are the largest nephrology group practice in the U.S., but you will meet with your NANI doctor in a familiar medical office and have confidence knowing that they are part of a nationally recognized medical group, since 1968.

Founded in 2018, Strive Health is the nation’s leader in value-based kidney care. The Strive care model is built around the Kidney Heroes™ team, empowered by groundbreaking technology, and delivered where and when needed. Strive thanks the Kidney Heroes™ — and all frontline healthcare workers — for their resilience and dedication to patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Founded in 1943, Hektoen is a nonprofit (501c3 foundation) health service, educational, and research organization that administers grants to improve care and resources for the underserved.

Through educational programming and grant administration, Hektoen addresses some of the most pressing health concerns facing underserved populations in Chicago, IL and throughout the world, including: domestic violence, substance use, and mental health; HIV care and support services, blood substitutes; community development, early intervention, and a diverse array of other services. Hektoen was also a leader in hiring Chicago’s COVID-19 contact tracers.


This district is a 560-acre special zoning area bounded by Ashland Avenue, Oakley Boulevard, Congress Parkway, & the rail embankment to the south. Among the largest urban medical districts in the nation, the IMD embodies a diverse assemblage of medical & educational institutions surrounded by a rapidly changing urban context.

The IMD hosts medical research facilities, a biotech business incubator, two universities, four premier hospitals, hotels, public dining and retail, in addition to more than 40 healthcare related facilities.