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State approves Mercy Hospital sale WBEZ Chicago

Details: Mercy also is the main hospital for Chinatown, a neighborhood just blocks away, and other nearby Chinese-speaking residents. The final word: …

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Hospitals On Chicago’s South And West Sides Face Dire

Details: “A hospital closing in a community is an incredibly traumatic thing,” Smith said. “It is a signal to a community that this pillar of jobs and commerce is …

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Regulators To Decide If Mercy Hospital Can Close WBEZ

Details: The hospital has said it’s losing about $4 million a month. Mercy pushes back The review board that plans to vote on Mercy’s closure is a nine …

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How Money Fuels Racism In Health Care WBEZ Chicago

Details: “That is a great deal of money for any hospital, but a dire problem for a 150-bed charitable hospital serving a mostly poor, Medicaid-dependent population,” Saint Anthony wrote in …

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Chicago Hospitals And Doctors Worry About Shortages

Details: The Illinois Health and Hospital Association, the influential lobbying group of nearly every hospital and health system in the state, is urging different industries to help.

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Regulators Reject Plans For Clinic To Replace Mercy

Details: The hospital routinely staffs fewer than half of its roughly 400 beds. This emptying out of hospitals was happening around the country …

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Should I Go To The Hospital During The COVID-19 …

Details: So hospital leaders are pushing a new message, that their facilities are safe, and open for business. Ratliff, the Hazel Crest mom who struggled with COVID-19 symptoms, eventually tested positive

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Cook County To Close Old Oak Forest Hospital Campus …

Details: The former hospital was a huge economic engine for the region, employing hundreds of doctors, nurses and maintenance workers over the years. The health system has about 525 workers on campus now

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Holy Cross Hospital Funding Threatened Due To Safety

Details: A hospital sign pictured on April 25, 2014. Holy Cross Hospital, a Southwest Side community hospital, is being threatened with funding cuts after a …

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Pritzker Illinois Coronavirus COVID-19 Press Conference

Details: The focus on more hospital beds came as COVID-19 claimed eight more people in Illinois, bringing the death toll to 73. One of the dead was an inmate at the Stateville Correctional Center,

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Are Surging. Where Are Hospitals

Details: Hospital capacity is flexible … until it’s not. The percent of hospital beds taken up by COVID-19 patients does not tell a complete story about hospital capacity, says Sauer, but …

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Chicago’s Mercy Hospital Likely To Sell Building Upon

Details: The hospital must file paperwork telling the state it plans to close, but by law regulators can’t stop the closure. Public health advocates say the South Side is a health care desert, making it

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‘Change Is Hard’: Army, Navy Hospitals Merge WBEZ Chicago

Details: Walter Reed was a famous Army doctor, and for more than a century his name was on the Army’s iconic hospital in Washington, D.C. Now that hospital is shutting its doors, and Reed’s name will

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Are Chicago-Area Hospitals Ready For A COVID-19 Surge

Details: Hospital leaders told WBEZ they could use other types of beds for COVID-19 patients in an emergency if those designated for critical care are full. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, a

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As One Chicago Hospital Plans To Close, Another Aims To Expand

Details: The hospital admitted nearly 20,000 patients and had roughly 223,000 outpatient visits in 2018, the most recent state records show. Northwestern’s flagship hospital, Northwestern Memorial

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Illinois Nursing Home Residents Are Stuck in Hospitals

Details: Loretto Hospital CEO George Miller said he has two patients who nursing homes won’t take back. But, he said insurance companies are no longer paying the hospital to treat them, since they don

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Health Care Workers Worry As Hospitals In Illinois Fill

Details: The hospital said it can nearly double its critical care beds if needed — part of its “4-tier surge plan” it will implement once it’s over 90% capacity. Currently, it’s transitioning 75%

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Northwestern Medicine MyChart Users: Your Legal Options

Details: Northwestern Medicine, one of the richest and biggest hospital networks in the Chicago region, is blocking patients from seeking jury …

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A New York Hospital Executive Has Been Chosen To Lead The

Details: A New York Hospital Executive Has Been Chosen To Lead The Cook County Health System. Israel Rocha Jr., CEO of two hospitals in the giant NYC Health + Hospitals system has been chosen to lead Cook

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Free Care On The Rise At Stroger Hospital WBEZ Chicago

Details: The hospital shared a report highlighting 2017 community investments, including more free care (about $28 million) and nearly $50 million to train health care providers. A Northwestern spokesman

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Doctors And Lawmakers Protest Mercy Hospital’s Closure

Details: The historic hospital in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood just south of downtown is nearly 170 years old and was the first chartered teaching hospital in the city. It’s a staple for Black

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Why Chicago Pediatric Hospital Units Are Closing WBEZ

Details: AMITA Health Saint Mary Hospital near Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood wants to close its pediatric unit, the latest in a parade …

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Hospitals Increase Staff For Expected COVID-19 Surge

Details: Officials say the hospital would be used for overflow and non-acute patients with COVID-19. The pay? Nurses could make $85 an hour, according to an ad from the Illinois Emergency Nurses Association.

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New York Exec To Lead Cook County Health WBEZ Chicago

Details: Cook County Health includes John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital on the Near West Side, Provident Hospital on the South Side, a group of clinics and a Medicaid insurance plan with some 375,000 enrollees

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Half Of Chicago Residents To Get COVID-19 Vaccine So Far

Details: Register Nurse and Infectious Control Specialist Sarah Czechowicz administers the first COVID-19 vaccine at Elmhurst Hospital to Edward Sulita a Transporter at the Hospital on December 12, 2020.

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Federal data show disparity in Chicago hospital capacity

Details: Bernard Hospital in Englewood on the South Side had no more intensive care beds for the sickest patients. Neither did Mount Sinai on the Southwest Side in Lawndale, about 10 miles away, a WBEZ

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Hospitals Transfer Child Patients To For COVID-19 Surge

Details: Hospitals Transfer Child Patients To Make Room For The COVID-19 Surge. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital is taking kids from other local hospitals to …

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Chicago Health Care Workers On Illinois’ Rising COVID-19

Details: Her hospital closed down most of its COVID-19 units, and nurses had to start asking management for new masks, face shields or gloves every time they ran low on supplies. Falguni Dave, COVID-19

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‘The Separate and Unequal Health System’ Highlighted By

Details: The hospital loses some $10 million a year operating the emergency department. It loses money for the specialty care and primary care programs it offers for things like behavioral health care or

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Cook County Health CEO Implores Other Hospitals To Treat

Details: Cook County Health is the medical safety net for the region. Besides Stroger and Provident Hospital on the South Side, it has a network community clinics that are getting new facilities or a face

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Treating Uninsured Patients Stresses Cook County’s Budget

Details: The hospital provided far more in community benefits — $28.5 million. Wilhelmi, with the IHA, defended the formula hospitals use to estimate how much they would pay in taxes if they were on the

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Visa Changes Could Lead To Shortage Of Doctors At Chicago

Details: Iroegbu estimated that three quarters of the residents he trains are in the U.S. with H1-B visas. He said these trainees provide primary care at Presence St. Joseph Hospital

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Nurses Warn of Coronavirus at Cook County WBEZ Chicago

Details: Elizabeth Lalasz, a nurse at Cook County's Stroger Hospital, speaks to a small group of protestors in front of the Cook County Jail. The jail has reported 126 staff and 289 detainees have tested

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Why Trauma Centers Left The South Side WBEZ Chicago

Details: The hospital said it’s made tough choices about where to spend money on specialty health care. The upshot is that the University of Chicago has maintained a trauma center for children, but not

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University Of Chicago, Ingalls Hospitals Complete Merger

Details: Ingalls President Kurt Johnson, who will remain at the south suburban hospital, said officials began to look at other area hospitals with which to merge about two years ago. He said U of C was

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Preckwinkle Wants New Power Over Cook County Health WBEZ

Details: adding an additional member to the hospital board who would essentially report back to Preckwinkle to keep her better informed. County Board commissioners would have new powers over Cook County

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Loretto Hospital nurses vote to unionize WBEZ Chicago

Details: Updated June 6, 2012, to include hospital management comments. A union that has been trying for a decade to gain a foothold among hospital nurses in Chicago has won an election to represent 144 of

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Cook County Board Targets Other Hospitals To Provide More

Details: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, one of the richest hospitals in Chicago, was a distant second to Stroger with just $38.1 million worth of free care provided. Five years earlier, other hospitals

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Doctor Reflects On One Year Of COVID-19 In Illinois

Details: A nurse prepares syringes to administer the COVID-19 vaccine at Elmhurst Hospital on Dec. 12, 2020. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ …

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New Reports: ICU Beds And Ventilators In Chicago Hospitals

Details: Medical personnel at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, conduct drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Park Ridge. On April 3, Illinois leaders disclosed COVID-19 cases now total 8,904, and 210 people

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Cook County Health’s Latest Bet: A New, Modern Provident

Details: Updated at 10 a.m. Cook County-run Provident Hospital on the South Side is located in the shadow of the prestigious University of Chicago medical hub. But that research-focused campus is so busy

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Illinois lawmakers propose hospital closure moratorium

Details: The hospital has one of the busiest emergency departments in Chicago, and it’s a major training ground for physicians. Mercy argues that the hospital has been losing money and …

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Is Chicago Health Care Prepared for COVID-19 Winter

Details: Hospital staffing. When COVID-19 took off in Illinois in March, state public health officials and hospitals advertised top dollar to staff up …

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The story of Saint Cabrini WBEZ Chicago

Details: The school was an immediate success—500 students enrolled the first year. Cabrini now turned her attention to health care. The Italians of the city wanted a hospital the poorest patients could

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Transferring Patients With COVID-19 Difficult In Chicago

Details: The McCormick Place field hospital was constructed in Chicago in April. The “alternative care facility” was designed to relieve pressure on city hospitals from rapidly mounting COVID-19 cases.

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COVID-19 Patient Michael Bane Is Home WBEZ Chicago

Details: After a 10-day hospital stay that included dozens of diagnostic tests, an oxygen tank and a twice-daily dose of opioids, Michael Bane is now recovering at home from COVID-19.

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