Gov. JB Pritzker issued heightened COVID-19 restrictions for all of Illinois starting Friday, but stopped short of another stay-at-home order.
Author: Ryan Voyles
Advocate Aurora Health is halting half of its elective procedures and surgeries by the end of the week to help reduce the strain caused by the surge of COVID-19 in Illinois and Wisconsin, hospital leaders said Monday.
Lawmakers and SEIU Healthcare blasted Trinity Health’s recently unveiled plan for a new outpatient care center on Chicago’s south side this week, arguing it does not go far enough to offset the damage caused by the potential closure of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.
Gov. JB Pritzker asked Illinoisans on Monday to consider the strain the COVID-19 pandemic is having on healthcare workers, the latest plea by state officials as hospitalizations surpass their spring peak.
Union workers at 11 nursing homes in the Chicagoland area plan to strike next week, SEIU Healthcare announced Friday.
Illinois’ top public health official called on state residents to take personal responsibility to help prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, including wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing.
The Department of Healthcare and Family Services formally unveiled its healthcare transformation plan Friday, which aims to address the "social and structural determinants of health."
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported two new records Friday, with a one-day high of 15,415 new COVID-19 cases after processing 106,540 tests.
The COVID-19 crisis has only exasperated the need for substance use treatment, said Thomas Britton, CEO of Chicago-based addiction treatment provider Gateway Foundation. But with more Illinoisans staying at home comes the added challenge of shifting care that's traditionally been delivered in person to virtual.
Gov. JB Pritzker suggested Thursday that another statewide stay-at-home order may be necessary to mitigate the continued spike in COVID-19.
Trinity Health announced Friday morning its plan to build a new outpatient care center on Chicago’s south side.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday issued a stay-at-home “advisory” for the city and announced new restrictions on gathering sizes as new COVID-19 cases continue to surge.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 12,702 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the third-straight day it has set a single-day record.Read More