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Author: Ryan Voyles

On the record with Dr. Emily Landon, executive medical director of infection prevention and control at the University of Chicago Medicine

Dr. Emily Landon, executive medical director of infection prevention and control at the University of Chicago Medicine, has become a trusted voice on COVID-19 in recent months, appearing at press conferences with Gov. JB Pritzker and providing perspective in a number of national articles.

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Proposed Cook County Health budget added to county’s spending plan

The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to add Cook County Health’s proposed $3.4 billion budget to its larger spending plan, though members stressed that changes are possible when it begins the budgeting process in the coming months.

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Rush University Medical Center enters join venture that includes new rehab hospital

Rush University Medical Center is entering into a joint venture with Pennsylvania-based Select Medical Corporation to operate health facilities throughout the region and build a new rehabilitation hospital on the former’s Chicago campus.

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Healthcare.gov offers extended special enrollment period for those impacted by COVID-19

Illinoisans who have lost their health insurance at any point this year and were impacted by COVID-19 can get coverage through Healthcare.gov due to a technical fix quietly made by federal regulators, though advocates said more could have been done.

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INA, SEIU reach tentative agreements with UI Health

The University of Illinois Hospital has reached an agreement with its more than 1,400 nurses on a new four-year contract, while the university system has reached a tentative agreement with thousands of workers represented by SEIU Healthcare.

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Moratorium on service disconnections extended through next March

Several state-regulated utility companies in Illinois will extend the moratorium on service disconnections until next year for those experiencing financial or COVID-19 hardships, the Illinois Commerce Commission announced this week.

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