Advocates are sounding the alarm over the need for more blood donations from the state’s minority communities.
Author: Jack Kelly
A special Senate committee heard from providers and managed care organizations earlier this week as lawmakers mull whether legislation is necessary to address challenges in the Medicaid managed care program.
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association has joined a coalition of statewide organizations calling on lawmakers to focus on building projects, in addition to roads and bridges, as they consider the state's first capital improvements bill in nearly a decade.
A Cook County judge denied a request Wednesday by Melrose Park to extend a temporary restraining order that prevented Pipeline Health from suspending services at Westlake Hospital.
The main House sponsor for legislation establishing nurse staffing ratios for providers in the state said he will continue working to get the plan over the finish line before the session adjourns next month.
The village of Melrose Park has made one last push to save Westlake Hospital as the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board is scheduled to take up the issue at its Tuesday meeting.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease in patients who were possibly exposed at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, as well as a report of the disease in the facility’s water system.
Nursing home advocates are raising concerns that poor Medicaid reimbursement is creating a financial crisis that could force facilities across the state to close.
HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield is planning a $16.1 million expansion of its neonatal intensive care unit.
Chicago is the 18th most ozone-polluted city in the country, according to the American Lung Association’s annual report on air quality, which was released Wednesday.
A Cook County judge ruled Monday that State’s Attorney Kim Foxx could join a lawsuit keeping Melrose Park’s Westlake Hospital open until a state review board takes up the facility's potential closure at a meeting next week.
Apr 23, 2019 | Top Stories
Tracking down seniors who qualify but do not receive Medicaid is a top goal of the Department of Aging, Director Paula Basta said during a House Appropriations-Human Services Committee hearing Monday.
AMITA Health’s St. Francis Hospital partnering with fire department to decrease return visits to the emergency room
AMITA Health St. Francis Hospital is partnering with the Evanston Fire Department on a new program aimed at decreasing return trips to the emergency room.
Three Illinois lawmakers are seeking to increase the amount of federal dollars that go toward scientific and biomedical research.