Thank You Infant Welfare!

38869227460_aa12f47c8a_oThe following is an excerpt from parts of Minnie Sandstedt’s acceptance speech at the 2017 Annual Meeting and Celebration Luncheon.

It is with great honor, monumental pride, and extreme humility that I accept this very inspiring award

Along with the many positions I’ve been lucky enough to have been given to do- many with my wonderful cohort Char – have been fun, festive and historic.

Thank you Infant Welfare of Chicago for giving me the opportunity to meet and serve with so many lovely ladies and gentlemen from around the metropolitan Chicago area. May we all continue to serve our clients and make their lives well and more meaningful.

To my friends and colleagues I say: continue on this wonderful and exciting path of opportunity and delightful encounters to aid the health and happiness of our clients.  Good luck with continued and innovative programming, patient support, and a SMILE for each client as they are welcomed into our services.

It is absolutely fabulous to look out from this podium and see many of my family and close friends, the many members of the Oak Boork Infant Welfare chapter, as well as staff. Also people from other chapters and affiliated groups to the Infant Welfare Society.

Thank you so much for this lovely day of celebration. I am so thrilled for this prestigious honor.

-Minnie Sandstedt


Dr. Tara Ioffe

Family Practice

Dr. Tara Ioffe is a dedicated and compassionate Board-Certified Family Medicine physician with a strong commitment to providing excellent care to her patients. She obtained her medical degree from Avalon University in Curacao and went on to complete her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Oklahoma. She has worked at the University of Chicago and most recently NorthShore University. She has since returned to Chicago and is thrilled to join the IWS Family Health team in 2023, where she will continue to provide excellent care to her patients.

Throughout her career, Dr. Ioffe has gained experience in diverse medical fields, such as immediate and urgent care medicine while working at NorthShore Immediate Care. She did clinical research at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ioffe strives to foster a secure and inclusive environment for all her patients. She believes in an integrated approach to medicine, dedicating her time to understand each patient’s unique needs.

During her leisure time, Dr. Ioffe indulges in reading a variety of books for pleasure, plays boardgames, and loves to explore Chicago with her spouse and young child.