Illinois state board OKs University of Chicago expansion, trauma center

May 17, 2016 |

“The South Side of Chicago might finally get back a trauma center to treat the most severely injured adults.

Illinois regulators approved University of Chicago Medicine’s nearly $270 million campus expansion that includes a trauma center. The decision caps a relentless campaign among activists who long have called for such a specialized service in an area wracked by violence and health disparities. The Hyde Park academic medical center and other hospitals closed their adult trauma centers decades ago after being overwhelmed with patients who typically are on Medicaid or uninsured…” Read full article.