Among the hundreds of proposals introduced in the early weeks of the spring legislative session is a plan to create a new program in Illinois that would give patients access to psychedelic therapy.Read More
Author: Ryan Voyles
The continued workforce crisis and the growing demand for mental healthcare are among the challenges that healthcare leaders must focus on going forward, a panel of experts said this week.
Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board officials said this week they are watching the situation around the recent closure of St. Margaret's Health’s Peru hospital.
Feb 2, 2023 | Top Stories
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced Wednesday he has filed a lawsuit against 14 manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as “forever chemicals,” saying the companies hid threats to public health and the environment.
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Evanston, has reintroduced legislation that would rename Medicare Advantage plans, bar private insurers from using Medicare in plan titles and impose fines on carriers that do.
The Illinois Health Facilities Services and Review Board approved various projects at its first meeting of 2023, including a restructuring of rehabilitation beds in the Peoria region.
Sinai Chicago joins CVS Health’s national initiative to expand access to community health workers and care
Sinai Chicago is one of three initial partners of a new initiative by CVS Health to address barriers to care in underserved communities across the country, the organizations announced last week.
A new alternative 911 response team in Chicago for those with a mental health or substance use component has launched on the city’s west side, officials announced Monday.
Continued community outreach, specifically among Black and Brown communities, is crucial to addressing the rise in youth mental health challenges, advocates said Monday.
Jan 30, 2023 | Press Releases
Designed to increase access to ophthalmology, allergy and urology outpatient services, Northwestern Medicine’s new three-story medical office building in Winfield Town Center opened Jan. 30, 2023. Located across the street from Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, the 51,000-square foot building has two floors of clinical space and ground-floor commercial and retail space.Read More
Duckworth, Kirishnamoorthi renew calls for FDA to address levels of toxic heavy metals in baby foods
Two Illinois lawmakers joined colleagues last week in urging the Food and Drug Administration to quickly take action to reduce high levels of toxic heavy metals such as lead in baby food.
Jan 30, 2023 | Top Stories
Theresa Eagleson will remain director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, while Dana Popish Severinghaus will continue to lead the Department of Insurance, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday.