Northwestern Medicine

Community Health Network Hosts Bike to Church Event

Northwestern Medicine Primary Care Sandwich Main Street June 03, 2016


SANDWICH, IL – KishHealth System’s Community Health Network, now part of Northwestern Medicine, hosted a Bike to Church event on Sunday, April 24. Each of the participating organizations are part of the Community Health Network and included Cornerstone Church, Federated Church, Salem Lutheran Church, and Our Savior’s Church all in Sandwich, as well as, Bethany Lutheran Church in Leland, and Shabbona United Church of Christ in Shabbona. There were 150 participating bikers, each received bike safety education, a water bottle, and reflective stickers. The Sandwich Police Department Cadets were also in attendance on the route to ensure the bikers were safe.

View photos from the event on the KishHealth System Facebook page!

The Community Health Network is an initiative that connects outside organizations and the health system, empowering those organizations to serve a larger role in the health of their community. Members of the Community Health Network include faith-based organizations and service groups. These community partners have access to a wealth of support including preventative medicine, follow-up care, wellness education, health awareness, and support during illness or hospitalization. The Community Health Network bridges the goodwill of community organizations with the resources of KishHealth System to find new ways for community members to be healthy. 

If you are interested in getting your organization involved in the Community Health Network, please visit or contact Heidi Carlson, Community Health Network coordinator,, 815.786.3786, Beckie Frieders, preventative health educator,, 815.786.3979.