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Cook County Health suspends overnight shift at Oak Forest clinic

Date: 
06/13/2013

from Crain's Chicago Business:

Cook County Health suspends overnight shift at Oak Forest clinic

By Claire Bushey

June 11, 2013

Cook County Health and Hospitals System has suspended the overnight shift at a south suburban urgent care clinic that officials had agreed to operate 24 hours a day following the closure of Oak Forest Hospital.

The suspension at Oak Forest Health Center is temporary, according to the health system.

Panel: Trauma care shortage costs lives in Southland

Date: 
03/27/2012

 

From the Southtown Star:

BY MARY J. PALEOLOGOS Correspondent March 26, 2012 10:30PM

Updated: March 27, 2012 2:09AM 

A person critically injured in a car accident in Park Forest is as likely as not to die before he or she makes it to the nearest trauma center in Oak Lawn to be treated.

Kadner: No state plan to treat mentally ill

Date: 
01/27/2012

From the Herald-News:

 

Kadner: No state plan to treat mentally ill

Phil Kadner 

pkadner@southtownstar.com 

January 23, 2012 8:50PM

Updated: January 24, 2012 5:15AM 

 

Illinois is once again planning to close the Tinley Park Mental Health Center.

CA/IL Co-Director Lynda DeLaforgue on Tinley Park Mental Health Center Closing

Date: 
01/20/2012

 

Citizen Action/Illinois Co-Director Lynda DeLaforgue on the announcement by Governor Pat Quinn that the state is closing the Tinley Park Mental Health Center in early July, from the Herald-News, January 19, 2012:

 

Rep. Jackson Opposes Closing Tinley Park Mental Health Center

Date: 
01/17/2012

For Immediate Release                                            Contact: Rick Bryant

Monday, January 16, 2012                                        (312) 505-6001

 

Illinois has rare authority over hospital closures

Date: 
09/21/2011

 

From the Associated Press:

Illinois has rare authority over hospital closures

By Associated Press

Oak Forest Hospital to close by month's end

Date: 
09/21/2011

Oak Forest Hospital to close by month's end

Listen to this Story at WBEZ.org

By Gabriel Spitzer | Aug. 16, 2011

(WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer)

Opponents twice blocked the closure of Oak Forest, but at Tuesday's meeting Cook County won the day.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and health officials say closing Oak Forest is difficult but necessary.

State board to let county close Oak Forest Hospital

Date: 
09/21/2011

State board to let county close Oak Forest Hospital

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