Since it was founded in 2015, Chicago healthcare incubator MATTER has helped hundreds of startup companies develop products and bring them to market. This summer, the company announced that its member companies raised more than $1 billion over the past four years.
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A new Illinois law will bar insurance companies from denying coverage or increasing premiums or rates for those who donate organs.
Recent legislative action in Illinois has helped reduce exposure to cancer-causing behaviors, but more can be done to prevent smoking and treat those with the disease, according to a Thursday report from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., continued his pressure on the Food and Drug Administration over electronic cigarette use among youths, calling on the agency to take action on a recent court ruling directing it to set a deadline for manufacturers to submit their products for public health review if they wish to remain on the market.
Gov. JB Pritzker signed off Wednesday on a plan intended to ease the process for a person with a criminal record to obtain a job in the healthcare industry.
A recently signed law should make it easier for prescribing psychologists to be approved for licensure.
A Medicaid subcommittee on quality care examined ways to increase collaboration in the program at a recent meeting.
Cook County Health plans to invest more heavily in infrastructure and court more patients with insurance. It also wants to become a provider of choice for county workers and attract additional expectant mothers.
Survey finds four in 10 Chicago parents struggle with grocery access, leading to health challenges for children
Four in 10 Chicago families live in an area with limited grocery store access, which can lead to additional health challenges, according to a new survey by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health.
AMITA Health plans to discontinue the obstetrics unit at its St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.
Democratic members of Illinois' congressional delegation pressed the Environmental Protection Agency last week for stricter restrictions on ethylene oxide emissions, citing the ongoing situation at Sterigenics’ Willowbrook facility and two other companies in Lake County.
A network of mostly Illinois health centers is getting $1.4 million from the federal government to expand its use of health information technology.
UnityPoint Health-Pekin plans to discontinue labor and delivery services, according to an application filed earlier this month with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board.
OSF HealthCare and Princeton’s Perry Memorial Hospital are looking at taking their partnership to the next level. Perry Memorial has been an independent affiliate of OSF since 2007. “As we think about the future of health and wellness in the communities we serve, we know that a partnership with a comprehensive and integrated delivery system […]
OSF HealthCare’s investment arm has launched a second $75 million venture capital fund to continue investing in healthcare startups.
Northwestern Memorial is again the top hospital in Illinois and among the best in the country, according to the latest rankings from the U.S. News and World Report.