Updates : Cook County Health & Hospital System
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.
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.
From the Herald-News:
Kadner: No state plan to treat mentally ill
January 23, 2012 8:50PM
Updated: January 24, 2012 5:15AM
Illinois is once again planning to close the Tinley Park Mental Health Center.
From the Chicago Tribune (link here):
From the Associated Press:
Illinois has rare authority over hospital closures
By Associated Press
Oak Forest Hospital to close by month's end
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By Gabriel Spitzer | Aug. 16, 2011
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
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State OKs plan to close Oak Forest hospital, switch to outpatient care
By Susan DeMar Lafferty
August 16, 2011 2:06PM
Updated: August 17, 2011 2:08AM
From the Chicago Tribune, August 3, 2011: