Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth has unveiled a plan to protect the healthcare rights of LGBTQ veterans.
Author: Ryan Voyles
The number of overdoses in Illinois appears to have fallen slightly between 2017 to 2018, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sterigenics has reached an agreement with the state of Illinois to reopen its Willowbrook facility. The facility has been shut down since spring after reports of increased levels of ethylene oxide emissions in the surrounding area. As part of the agreement, Sterigenics said it will install additional emission capture and control equipment to meet the […]
Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers plans to merge with OSF HealthCare, the Catholic healthcare companies announced Wednesday.
Cook County Health officials broke ground Tuesday on a new $12 million health center in the northwest Chicago.
A hold on automatic Medicaid enrollments for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has been lifted, according to a recent letter from the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
Planned Parenthood of Illinois to no longer accept Title X dollars as Trump administration begins enforcing rule change
Planned Parenthood of Illinois will no longer accept funding from a federal family planning grant program after the Trump administration announced Monday that grant recipients will be barred from referring for abortions in most cases.
A federal agency recognized Illinois and nine other states last week for improving care at critical access hospitals over the past year.
Treatment of chronic diseases, the need for violence prevention and trauma resiliency, and health inequities were among the needs identified by residents of Chicago’s south side - representing nearly a quarter of the city's population - in a new report from the University of Chicago Medicine.
Durbin joins colleagues in request that HHS conduct more medical research on “fentanyl-related” scheduling
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and his colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee have asked the Department of Health and Human Services to provide a medical review of a Department of Justice request to classify all “fentanyl-related” products as a schedule I drug, or one with no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.
The Department of Public Health is adding information on maternal and child health to its Health Community Map. The new data includes low birth weight, breastfeeding, prenatal care in the first trimester, smoking during pregnancy and teen birth rates.
UnityPoint Health-Trinity recently submitted plans to discontinue a 29-bed unit for long-term nursing care.
The creation of a standardized preferred drug list format for Medicaid, a community-based mental health pilot and changes to the definition of a public health dental hygienist were among the pieces of legislation signed into law last week by Gov. JB Pritzker.
Blessing Health System plans to build a new $21 million facility in Quincy that will house its ambulatory surgical treatment center.
The Department of Healthcare and Family Services said they are working to submit to the federal government “as promptly as possible” an assessment on Medicaid managed care organizations, a key revenue generator in the new state budget.