Hispanic Transplant Program
Visiting a physician can make patients feel anxious, and a language barrier can make visits even more stressful. To help our Spanish-speaking patients and their families feel more comfortable, Northwestern Memorial Hospital developed a Hispanic Transplant Program, a culturally sensitive program dedicated to serving the Hispanic population.
The program supports the longstanding goal of providing individualized patient care by offering culturally sensitive services for Hispanic patients undergoing kidney, liver, pancreas or small bowel transplantation. We have a bilingual team made up of surgeons, physicians, a social worker, a financial coordinator, a clinical research coordinator and other support staff.
Through our Hispanic Transplant Program – the only known program of its kind in the country – we offer a dedicated evaluation clinic through which patients in need of a transplant receive individualized care. Customizing patient care applies not only to individualizing medical treatments, but also to recognizing how cultural differences affect the patient. Many of our Hispanic patients prefer to communicate in Spanish, and many also want discussions of their medical care to involve the whole family, including their elders, who often are the family decision makers and most likely speak Spanish.
For more information about the Northwestern Memorial Hispanic Transplant Program or to speak with a bilingual operator, please call 312-695-0828.
For more information about our Kidney Transplantation program, please call 312-695-0828.
Kovler Organ Transplantation Center
Arkes Family Pavilion
676 N. Saint Clair Street
Floor 19, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60611