ACCESS Recognizes Chicago Police Officer Chuck Trendle as a Community Champion

August 28, 2019

CHICAGO — August 28, 2019— Today, Access Community Health Network (ACCESS) recognized Chicago Police Officer Chuck Trendle as an official ACCESS Community Champion for supporting and protecting members of the ACCESS community with the utmost care and respect.

Several months ago, Officer Trendle, a nearly 24-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, responded to a call at ACCESS Doctors Medical Center. Using de-escalation techniques, Officer Trendle was able to calm a distressed patient down and help get them safely transferred to an inpatient care facility for further treatment.

"ACCESS is grateful for community champions like Officer Trendle who help us support the complex needs of our patients,” said ACCESS CEO Donna Thompson. “Health care today extends beyond the walls of our health centers. If we’re truly going to have healthy, thriving communities, we must link arms with community partners, like the Chicago Police Department, to find better solutions to address the health disparities and trauma that exist in the communities we all serve.”

As the Chicago area’s largest provider of community health care with 34 federally qualified health centers located throughout the Chicagoland area, ACCESS care teams collaborate with schools, faith-based institutions and other social service providers to improve the neighborhoods where our patients live, work, and play all while ensuring that health is integrated into all aspects of community life.


About Access Community Health Network

Designated as a patient-centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), ACCESS offers patient-centered, preventative and primary care services to more than 175,000 patients each year. With 34 Joint Commission-accredited community health centers located throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, ACCESS is also one of the largest networks of community health centers in the nation.  For more information, visit