Rep. Chris Welch, D-Hillside, is pushing legislation that would require doctors, nurses and physician assistants to undergo training on implicit bias as part of their continuing education requirements.
Author: Tim Stumm
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported another 2,742 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total to 321,892.
More funds, investments in community organizations and an expansion of telehealth are vital to addressing healthcare disparities in Black communities, advocates told lawmakers during a hearing last week.
Twenty-six Illinois counties have now reached a “warning” level for COVID-19, a decrease of two from the prior week.
Bars and restaurants in the Metro East region may resume indoor services after Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday lifted additional restrictions put in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
There were 95 COVID-19 deaths linked to Illinois long-term care facilities last week, an increase of 40 from the prior week.
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.
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.