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Early departure of Elmhurst Memorial CEO 'unusual'

Staffing issues may slow down Medicaid expansion in Cook County

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System  has taken 32,000 applications as of March 20 in its landmark expansion of Medicaid through the federal Affordable Care Act. But county and state staffing levels may not be sufficient to handle all the applications, or at least process them in a timely manner.


Illinois Medical District reveals first-ever "strategic plan"

Almost one year after undergoing a shift in its membership, the Illinois Medical District Commission has unveiled a new vision for the district’s future that aims to improve healthcare and drive economic growth within the historically cash-strapped agency.

The 560-acre district, comprised of Rush University Medical Center, Stroger Hospital, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, and over 40 other medical facilities, has long been criticized for its shaky finances.