Awards & Recognition

Alivio’s mission has been validated by the growing demand for our services, and we have been recognized locally and nationally for the work we do.

Alivio received Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition from the National Committee on Quality Assurance in May 2014.

Alivio Medical Center also achieved The Joint Commission reaccreditation in 2015. Only 38 percent of all community health centers in Illinois have achieved such status. The Joint Commission accreditation recognizes Alivio not only for its outstanding service, but also for all aspects of the organization’s operations. Alivio Medical Center has further been recognized as a national model of community health as evidenced by the receiving the following awards:

2016

Dr. Garry Gardner Health Care Provider AwardEverthrive Illinois 
Alivio Medical Center's Certified Nurse Midwives 

2014

Yolotlmeztli Award, Binational Institute of Human Development 
Chief Exeutive Officer, Esther Corpuz

2013

NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez

October 2nd declared Carmen Velásquez Day by the State of Illinois

Outstanding Achievement & Honorary Rotarian, Rotary Club of Chicago Northwest
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez  

Social Justice Award, Campaign for Better Health Care
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez 

Special Recognition, Chicago Bilingual Nurse Consortium
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez  

Bartolo Hernández de Jesús Lifetime Achievement Award, The Puerto Rican Cultural Center Juan Antonio Corretjar
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez  

2012

Jaime Escalante Award, Festival Latino del Libro y La Familia
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez 

Certificate of Appreciation, LMSA-MIDWEST
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez 

2011

Helen Rodriguez –Trias Health Award, National Council of La Raza

Luminary Award, Senior Citizen Hall of Fame
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez 

Recognition Award, Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez 

2010

Woman of the Year Achievement Award, Women Health Executive Network
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez 

Imagen Award for Latino Women, Imagen Foundation
Martha “Marty” Sanchez, Alivio Community Liaison

Recognition for Diabetes Self-Management Education Program, American Diabetes Association  

Dream Award, Northwestern University
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez 

The 100 Influential Thought Leaders, Hispanic Business Magazine
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez 

2009

Ohtli Award, Government of Mexico
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez 

Humanitarian Award, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez 

Lifetime Achievement Award, MALDEF
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez  

Maestro Leaders Award, Latino Leaders Magazine
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez 

Viva Award, Cristo Rey High School
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez 

George M. O’Neill Leadership Award, Illinois Primary Health Care Association  
Dora Garcia, Alivio Associate Executive Director

2008

UIC Urban Health Award
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez 

Community Award, El Hogar del Niño
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez  

Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award, American College of Physicians

2007

Achievement Award, LULAC
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez 

Brigid Award, Concern Worldwide US
Alivio Founder, Carmen Velásquez