The Cook County Health’s Board of Directors has chosen a CEO candidate to lead its health system, though it has not publicly revealed their identity.
Author: Tim Stumm
There were 60 COVID-19 deaths linked to Illinois long-term care facilities last week, a slight decrease from the prior week.
Twenty-four Illinois counties have now reached a “warning” level for COVID-19, a decrease of six from the prior week.
Bars and restaurants in Will and Kankakee counties may resume indoor services after Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday lifted additional restrictions put in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
AHA Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois announced grant program award recipients
Jul 20, 2020 | Press Releases
CHICAGO (July 20, 2020) – The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) today announced grant program awards to support the work of 13 Illinois hospitals and health care organizations in reducing disparities in health care. The awards range from $25,000 to […]
Jul 20, 2020 | COVID-19 Update
The Department of Public Health reported another 1,173 COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the state’s total to 162,748. The death toll is at 7,301 after six more deaths.
Mercyhealth is seeking to close a 20-bed inpatient psychiatric unit at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford that it says it’s unable to staff because of low census numbers.
Nearly 4,000 COVID-19 deaths have been linked to long-term care facilities in Illinois after state officials reported another 76 deaths last week.
A strike slated for Monday at Loretto Hospital has been called off after the sides reached an agreement late last week.
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has joined more than two dozen colleagues in suing Ireland-based Mallinckrodt for allegedly failing to report and return hundreds of millions of dollars in overpayments by underpaying Medicaid drug rebates for a gel used to treat acute flares or relapses of multiple sclerosis.
There were 1,384 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Illinois on Friday, bringing the state’s total number to 159,334 confirmed cases.
The Pritzker administration is suing several school districts in an effort to ensure students wear face coverings when they return to in-person learning.
Jul 17, 2020 | On The Record
While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken over the spotlight in recent months, Jud DeLoss said the importance of maintaining behavioral health services can’t be overlooked.
Chicago’s top public health official expressed concern Monday the city may take a step back in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
The 10 state-operated COVID-19 testing sites are temporarily closed due to protests in Chicago and other Illinois cities.Read More
Illinois’ tentative budget should provide needed relief for the state's community health centers as they address the COVID-19 pandemic.