Elected officials sounded off on Pipeline Health’s decision to close Melrose Park’s Westlake Hospital at a legislative hearing Friday in Chicago, while the village has filed litigation hoping to stop the shutdown. The Los Angeles-based hospital management company announced last month it was discontinuing operations at the 230-bed facility. Pipeline acquired Westlake, as well as […]
Author: Tim Stumm
Chicago’s Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is planning a nearly $12 million expansion that would add 20 beds to the existing 242 beds at its rehabilitation facility.Read More
The number of Medicaid beneficiaries in Illinois who lose coverage when redetermining their eligibility is among the highest in the country, according to Heartland Alliance’s Senior Project Manager Dan Rabbitt.
Details of a measure to create an independent review board that would sign off on rates for health insurers were hashed out during a Tuesday afternoon meeting of the House’s Health Insurance Subcommittee.
The state has paid out $11 million in funds this month for construction and improvements at two Illinois veterans’ homes, according to Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced legislation enabling Medicare to recoup money from drug companies that were paid for wasted medications.
A proposal allowing people to buy into Medicaid has the backing of three Illinois Democratic members of Congress, according to a recent statement. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi and Jan Schakowsky signed on to the bill allowing states to create Medicaid buy-in programs. “We need bold ideas to strengthen our healthcare system […]
Feb 20, 2019 | Top Stories
Gov. JB Pritzker has appointed Grace Hou, a former assistant secretary, to lead the Department of Human Services.
Feb 18, 2019 | Press Releases
For immediate release Contact: Libby Allison | OSF HealthCare Media Relations Coordinator | (309) 308-5015 Sherry Galbreath | OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Community Relations Coordinator | (309) 665-5748 (February...Read More
Community health centers felt the pinch last year as a key source of their federal funding got caught up in discussions over the federal budget.
Feb 14, 2019 | Press Releases
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received a grant that will allow them to study how to improve care for heart disease patients struggling with hopelessness.