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Marquette University Alumni National Award
Dr. Gerald L. Ignace and his family made history at their alma mater, Marquette University, Saturday (April 27) when they were presented with the All University Service to the Community Award.
A half-century of service: Gerald Ignace pioneered health services for Milwaukee’s Native American community
Gerald Ignace was a young physician by the time he became a father and began sowing the seeds of what would become the Milwaukee Indian Health Clinic. His son Lyle Ignace was about 4 by the time the clinic was established in a two-room office in 1973. As Gerald Ignace...
Gerald L Ignace Indian Health Center Director Dr. Lyle Ignace shared information about programs offered at the clinic at the Share the Care Native Cancer Conference. He also shared staggering statistics about the impact Cancer has had on Indigenous peoples’ lives in Wisconsin with the crowd of about 300. Wellness educators, heads of community organizations and tribal leaders from across the state attended the three-day conference.
The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center (GLIIHC) is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation means that GLIIHC has met compliance with nationally recognized standards for providing high-quality, safe patient care. AAAHC accreditation is our commitment to continually improve services and performance – in all areas of the organization. Nationally, we have joined a body of more than 5,000 accredited ambulatory health care organizations across the United States.
The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of health care organizations. NCQA’s mission is to improve the quality of health care.