Tag Archives: Chicago

Strike averted with new contract for Chicago Loretto Hospital workers

Dive Brief: Service workers at Chicago’s Loretto Hospital reached a tentative agreement with management Friday on a new contract, averting a strike planned to start Monday. The agreement raises the minimum starting wage to at least $ 15 an hour for all hospital employees represented by SEIU Illinois. Those employees include patient care technicians, emergency… Read More »

Chicago hospitals band together promising new system, $1B investment in city’s South Side

Dive Brief: Four Chicago hospitals inked a nonbinding deal to form a new health system to expand access to care with the goal of reducing health inequities and creating jobs on the city’s South Side, the facilities announced Thursday. They promised to invest at least $ 1.1 billion to build a hospital and community health… Read More »

Chicago health systems weighing possible merger, Crain's says

Dive Brief: Rush Health and Swedish Covenant Health are in early stages of merger discussions, Crain’s Chicago Business reports. According to knowledgeable sources, Crain’s reports the talks are exploratory in nature with no guarantee that a deal with occur.  Rush, a three-hospital system that includes Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and two suburban hospitals,… Read More »

Being a Heroin Addict in Chicago

Illinois Addiction Resources Illinois Addiction Resources Drug rehab and alcoholism treatment for residents of the Illinois area. It’s not easy being a heroin addict in Chicago as the streets are flooded with high purity heroin that’s often cut with fentanyl. The day I walked up the heroin highway between Kane County and Chicago, wasn’t the… Read More »