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The Saga of Edgewater Medical Center

Details: The hospital has three claims to fame: the first and second are that it is the birthplace of Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Wayne Gacy. The third claim to fame is the reason why the hospital closed. It came to light in 2001 that Edgewater Medical Center had been defrauding Medicare.

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The Future of Chicago's Safety Net Hospitals

Details: Health Care Tue Jun 18 2013 The Future of Chicago's Safety Net Hospitals. By Monica Reida. Roseland Community Hospital has been in the news recently because of its financial struggles.According to Crain's, Loretto Hospital in Austin is a possible purchaser of Roseland.. Roseland is a safety net hospital, which means it is what the National Association of Public Hospitals and …

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When The Hospitals of Chicago Close, What's Next

Details: The hospital is currently owned by Lycée Français de Chicago, which has plans to demolish the hospital and build a new school building. According to the Tribune, Lycée Français has applied for a permit for demolition in the wake of Morales' death. Lycée Français would not comment on the situation with Ravenswood Hospital. Ravenswood Hospital.

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To Treat Everyone, Part One: Stroger Hospital

Details: The hospital's services extend beyond the emergency department. Deeper inside the hospital are specialty outpatient clinics including ophthalmology, urology, and gastroenterology. There are 50 different specialty clinics that serve more than 230,000 patients yearly. These clinics are divided by the specialties and have separate waiting rooms.

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Illinois to Hospitals: Justify Your Breaks

Details: The Illinois Department of Revenue moved last month to strip property tax exemptions from Prentice Women's Hospital, a sparkling new medical center in Chicago's tony Streeterville neighborhood; Edward Hospital, a rapidly expanding medical center in the western suburb of Naperville, and Decatur Memorial Hospital in central Illinois.

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Are the U of C Hospitals Dumping Patients

Details: Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni. Thank you for your readership and contributions.

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The Battle Over the Cook County Health and Hospital …

Details: The CCHHS hospitals and clinics aren't getting paid and neither are the other hospitals in Illinois. What's more disturbing about this is that John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, the main facility in the CCHHS, is considered a disproportionate share hospital by …

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Southwest Health Care Campus Wins Architecture Award

Details: Rather than simply building a new hospital, Medaglia proposed the healthcare campus as a self-sustaining model in a time when state and federal resources are dwindling. A new facility for Saint Anthony Hospital, which is currently located in a 118-year-old building at 2875 W. 19th St., will be one of many components of the project.

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The Problems With the Fire Department's Physical …

Details: It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents

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The Fight for a Trauma Center on the South Side

Details: Michael Reese Hospital withdrew from the Chicago Trauma Network in 1989, and closed completely in 2008; demolition began in 2009. There are currently four adult trauma centers in Chicago: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital on the North Side and Mount Sinai Hospital and John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of

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The Pain That Is Michael Reese Hospital

Details: The Pain That Is Michael Reese Hospital. By Mike Fourcher. This is a repost from Mike's personal blog. On June 19, 1973 I was brought into the world in a delivery room at Michael Reese Hospital. Eight years later my little sister did the same. In between those years my mother, Barbara, conducted research on infant development at the hospital's

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Can Chicago's Health Care Problems Be Healed

Details: Nevertheless, the Illinois Hospital Association perists in its refusal to agree to anything other than the status quo. Also, the readers should be aware that the Cook County Health and Hospital System has several centers of excellence and continues to fulfill its mission to treat all, regardless of ability to pay, despite underfunding and

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To Treat Everyone, Part Two: Fantus Health Center

Details: Alex Marshall / December 8, 2011 8:10 AM. The new hospital opened in December 2002, just a few yards away from the original hospital building. The hospital provides: Emergency and Trauma services , adult and pediatric Emergency services, Radiology services but what they are missing is ">drug rehab facilities. I think with this kind of services they could increase their income substantially.

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Inhospitable Environment — Emergency Contraception and the

Details: Provident Hospital The majority of my time engaging Provident is actually spent with Google as I try to find the number for the emergency room. The top four hits for the hospital the day I searched are actually links to a website about its history that provide no useful information about how one might access the resources so dutifully enumerated.

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U of C Hospitals Closes More Clinics

Details: The administration of the U of C Hospitals seems all too eager to drag its name farther through the mud, this time by making plans to close its Women's Health Center in addition to its April closing of the Walter G. Zoller Memorial Dental Clinic. Both clinics primarily served the poor.

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Nurses See Extra Burden in South Side Emergency Rooms

Details: The Hospital Fair Care Act, which was introduced earlier this year to the Illinois General Assembly, would require 3.5% of a tax-exempt hospital's revenue to go to charity care, which is far more than what UCMC currently spends on such cases.

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Roseland Hospital Saved Temporarily

Details: Roseland Community Hospital announced today it will keep it doors open with $350,000 in state emergency assistance until a more sustainable solution is reached. These actions come two weeks after 100 staff members were laid off due to a $600,000

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Stunned with Sorrow

Details: convent on December 7, the day she was released from St. Anne’s Hospital, she explained what had happened in her classroom. Sister Davidis complimented her students and recalled that a boy first smelled something burning. She then discovered smoke …

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Chicago Revenant: Dunning/Schorsch Village Gapers Block A/C

Details: By the 1880s the hospital housed more than 1,000 patients, with more arriving every day on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway — locally known as the "crazy train." Over the years, reports of corruption and gruesome patient deaths, in addition to persistent fears of escape by axe-wielding inmates made Dunning an unattractive place to

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Luxury Housing and Gentrification in Uptown

Details: Neighborhoods Tue Mar 04 2014 Luxury Housing and Gentrification in Uptown. By Monica Reida. For two years I would go by the abandoned Frank Cuneo Memorial Hospital at Montrose and Clarendon on my way to my apartment. It didn't matter if it was the middle of the day or late at night, I always thought, "That building creeps me out."

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The Doll Lady's Last Dance

Details: The Doll Lady's Hospital and More will be gone April 19. Sieburg says she can't move enough merchandise to stay afloat, and even though she is close to Lincoln Square's pedestrian strip, foot traffic here, just south of Berteau, is low. When Sieburg's shop closes, Chicago will lose one of its last independent doll retailers, leaving only Gigi's

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Gapers Block: Fuel

Details: FP Animal Hospital is located on Webster near Clybourn, and the docs and staff there are amazing. Like many vets', they're not all that cheap, but they'll talk through everything and are very cool and understanding about the hard choices we sometimes have to make between finances and the health and comfort of our pets.

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Gapers Block: Detour

Details: They also cited research at the very hospital at which Reagan was treated indicating that the risks of surgery were greater than the benefits. I spoke with Bill Hines, our Washington bureau chief and a medical writer, to give him some questions to ask in the press conferences at the hospital.

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Chicago and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 Gapers Block

Details: The first cases were reported on September 11, 1918, and within a week the hospital was crowded with over 2,600 men. In an effort to contain the outbreak, liberty was cancelled for men at the station on September 19, but it was already too late.

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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

Details: It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date.

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Touring the Deep Tunnel and Thornton Quarry

Details: It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents

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Don't Forget: Blagojevich Allegedly Tried to Shake Down A

Details: I have in mind the shaking down of Children's Memorial Hospital CEO for $50k at the risk of losing funding. That's the real despicable act. And it isn't liberal or conservative or Democratic or Republican. It's part of our political system. A political system that relies on organized money rather than organized people.

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Walking with the King Gapers Block A/C

Details: This one's for Daniel Hale Williams, who performed the world's first successful open-heart surgery in 1893, repairing the torn pericardium (the double-walled sac around the heart) of a knife wound victim at Chicago's Provident Hospital.

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Disgrace Discussion Questions

Details: Book Club Wed Nov 07 2007 Disgrace Discussion Questions. By Veronica Bond. Below are the questions we'll use to discuss Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee.Feel free to post any responses in the comments - spoilers are allowed and exist below - or share your thoughts with us at our meeting on November 13 at the Book Cellar.

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Italo Balbo and Chicago's Forgotten Gift from Fascist

Details: In addition to being a hugely successful author, writer and filmmaker, Crichton also has a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He has also won numerous awards in his role as creator and co-producer of the long-running television series ER, which itself was based on Chicago's Cook County Hospital.

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The Story Behind One Cabrini-Green Eviction

Details: Woodland was in a coma lying on a hospital bed when her nephew, charged with first-degree murder, was found in her apartment. Her daughter Yolanda paid the rent for two years while Woodland recovered in a nursing home and was on file with the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) as having power of attorney for Woodland; Yolanda was unaware anyone was staying in the unit.

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Fiorettied Gapers Block: Revenge of the Second City

Details: Hundreds of people, many of them coming off of 8-10 hour waits in the emergency room, board buses at the stop, which is directly in front of the trauma unit at the hospital. Many of these patients are in various states of distress, whether from surgery or the emotional and physical trauma of an injury, sickness and hospital stay.

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Where is Chicago's Progressive Mayor

Details: It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents

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Gapers Block Mechanics Chicago Politics

Details: Rather than simply building a new hospital, Medaglia proposed the healthcare campus as a self-sustaining model in a time when state and federal resources are dwindling. A new facility for Saint Anthony Hospital, which is currently located in a 118-year-old building at 2875 W. 19th St., will be one of many components of the project.

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Benefit Show for Chicago House DJ Paul Johnson TONIGHT at

Details: He is currently in the hospital facing surgery. Prior to this accident, he already used a wheelchair because of an injury he sustained after being shot in the 1980s.So in order to help out, Smart Bar is turning his scheduled event into a benefit to help aid Paul's medical expenses. The line-up includes a large outpouring of love from the

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Health Care Activists Rally Against Insurance Company

Details: It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents

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Riot Fest and the Problem With Public-Private Partnerships

Details: Douglas Park, which is a larger space, hopefully is a better venue for Riot Fest. Logistically, it seems like a good choice as it is right off of the California Pink Line stop and located next to Mount Sinai Hospital. There will inevitably be people who refuse to …

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Wage Theft: SelectRemedy Warehouse Workers

Details: It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents

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Why Does the University of Chicago Hate Labor Unions

Details: The most egregious example of the university in bed with a firm resolutely opposed to workers exercising their right to association is its attempt to impose a no-bid process on the redevelopment of the Doctor's Hospital at 59th and Stony Island.

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Review: Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring

Details: It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents

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Us People, Them People: Howard Street and the $15 Sandwich

Details: It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents

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Chiraq vs. the Good in Englewood

Details: It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents

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Gravity, Runner Runner, Parkland, Muscle Shoals, Bad Milo

Details: Column Fri Oct 04 2013 Gravity, Runner Runner, Parkland, Muscle Shoals, Bad Milo! & Docs at the Box. By Steve Prokopy. Gravity. My first thought after seeing Alfonso Cuarón's latest masterwork, Gravity, remains the one that has stuck in my brain for the last three weeks.I've seen the film again more recently on the IMAX screen, and the thought is only amplified.

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Soldiers for Stroger Fliers

Details: Race Tue Jan 12 2010 Soldiers for Stroger Fliers. By Levois. These two fliers have been lighting up the blogosphere. You see posts at Capitol Fax, Illinois Review, Newsalert, Chicago Current, and there's even one at Instapundit about these fliers.. Rich Miller mentions the flyer in terms of the news that Rep. Bobby Rush, who he says is "infamous for his race-baiting ways," will endorse Stroger.

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Rallying for the Clean Power Ordinance

Details: It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents

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Chuy Garcia Jumps In, Realignment Begins

Details: It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents

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