Students at the University of Illinois System will return to campuses this fall, officials announced last week.Read More
Author: Ryan Voyles
Chicago will allow bars and restaurants to resume some indoor services this Friday, aligning itself with the rest of the state.Read More
More than 55 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Illinois are linked to long-term care facilities, according to the latest state data.Read More
Calling systematic racism a “public health crisis,” three dozen Chicago healthcare organizations said Friday they will address health disparities in the city’s minority communities and ensure greater health equity.Read More
The McDonough District Hospital Board of Directors has approved an agreement to affiliate with Blessing Health System in Quincy.
The Illinois Health Practice Alliance will partner with NowPow to build a statewide coordinated network to address social needs among those with behavioral health issues, the two organizations announced this week.Read More
Several healthcare groups are among the members of a new coalition supporting public health-driven decisions in the state’s COVID-19 response.Read More
Though Illinois has seen a continued decline in its number of COVID-19 deaths and cases, it remains a “trying time” for nursing homes, said Matt Hartman, executive director of the Illinois Health Care Association. “I think it’s certainly going to be something that we’re going to be contending with long after others aren’t really thinking […]
Sinai Health System Receives $7M from CARES Act Funding for Ambulatory Surgery Center at Ogden Commons
Jun 18, 2020 | Press Releases
Sinai Health System will receive $7 million for its Ambulatory Surgery Center from a Community Development Block Grant as part of the CARES Act funding for the City of Chicago. The funding allocation was approved by the City Council on June 17th.Read More
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is linking its providers who use Epic with a health information exchange platform it plans to launch this fall with the Wisconsin-based electronic health records vendor.
Three Illinois congressional members called Wednesday for a more robust federal response to address racial disparities highlighted by COVID-19.Read More
The Chicago city council signed off Wednesday afternoon on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to allocate more than $1.1 billion in federal CARES Act funding in the response to COVID-19.Read More
Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday a roughly $900 million package aimed at assisting communities and small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19.Read More
Chicago-based Monopar Therapeutics is collaborating with a commercial producer of medical radioisotopes used for imaging to develop potential treatments for patients with severe COVID-19, according to a Tuesday statement.Read More
Four Illinois children’s hospitals were ranked nationally in several specialties in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2020-2021 rankings.
The city of Chicago has sued the Trump administration over its decision not to open up a special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act exchange in response to COVID-19.Read More