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Author: Tim Stumm

Providers praise budget deal

Community health centers are breathing a sigh of relief after lawmakers approved two more years of a key federal fund. The budget agreement signed Friday by President Donald Trump provides nearly $8 billion for the centers, renewing a fund that expired in September.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony marks upcoming opening of new Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

LAKE FOREST – After nearly eight years of careful planning, guests from across Illinois gathered today in Lake Forest to celebrate the ceremonial opening of the new Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, which will officially open on March 3, 2018. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8213351-new-northwestern-medicine-lake-forest-hospital/ The new state-of-the-art hospital, which broke ground […]

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Rauner refutes findings of managed care system audit

Gov. Bruce Rauner is questioning the results of an audit released last month that found his Department of Healthcare and Family Services failed to adequately monitor $7.1 billion in Medicaid payments to and by managed care organizations in 2016 and made almost $600,000 in duplicative payments.

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Cook County officers train to administer opioid reversal drug

More than 1,900 police officers from 30 departments in Cook County will soon be prepared to administer Narcan, a nasal spray that counteracts the effects of an opioid overdose. The effort is a collaboration between Loyola Medicine and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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