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October 8, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Threatened with a strike by its nurses, Cook County Hospital, metropolitan Chicago's primary medical facility for the poor, virtually closed its emergency room to serious cases Friday, canceled elective surgery and began transfering babies to other hospitals. But after a day of negotiations, both sides announced a tentative settlement, and a vote was scheduled for Tuesday. A spokesman for the hospital's 1,500 nurses said a yes vote would be recommended.
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December 25, 2009 | By Kristen Mack
Christian Liberto's daily regimen consisted of a cocktail of 22 pills. The high school senior, who suffered from a chronic liver disorder, was too weak to play sports, spent much of the day in bed and had yet to make plans for college because he didn't know whether he would live long enough to attend. Liberto, one of two transplant recipients of the same liver, cried this week as he struggled to get out a few words about his yearlong wait for the organ. "Before, I didn't want to do anything.
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NEWS
September 15, 1988
Patients at Cook County Hospital in Chicago would have the right to refuse treatment by workers who carry the AIDS virus under a proposal praised by some in the medical community as an advance in patients' rights but criticized by others as misinformed. The recommendation was approved by the County Board's Health and Hospitals Committee. It is expected to be endorsed by the full board next week, becoming the first such policy for a U.S. hospital, officials said.
SPORTS
September 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
After Sammy Sosa hit his 62nd home run Tuesday night to retake the major league lead and help the Chicago Cubs to an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, it marked the end of an emotional day. Sosa's wife, Sonia, was admitted to a Chicago hospital Tuesday with an illness linked to her prescription drugs. Sosa said he spoke with her twice, including just before he left his hotel for the ballpark. He said she told him not to leave the team. "She said, 'Go out there. I'm OK now.
NEWS
December 8, 1988 | ALLAN PARACHINI, Times Staff Writer
Reforms that could be put into place easily at almost any American hospital could halve the number of Cesarean section deliveries nationwide, two Chicago doctors report today. The new protocol, developed at Chicago's Mt. Sinai Hospital, is similar to an effort made to reduce the number of Cesareans at Kaiser Foundation hospitals in Southern California.
NEWS
July 30, 1992 | Associated Press
A judge Wednesday indefinitely stalled plans to resume elective abortions at Chicago's only public hospital. Cook County Hospital, which serves the poor and those without health insurance, had planned to resume offering the procedure today after a 12-year ban. Four county commissioners sued to block an order by county board President Richard Phelan allowing abortions to resume at the public facility. Cook County Circuit Judge Richard L.
NEWS
May 19, 1998 | From Reuters
A policy that only ambulances rescue patients was changed Monday after workers failed to help a 15-year-old boy as he lay bleeding only steps from a Chicago hospital. Frustrated police officers who were waiting for an ambulance finally carried the wounded boy, Christopher Sercye, into Ravenswood Hospital Saturday night, but he died a short time later. Witnesses at the scene said that despite pleas, hospital emergency workers refused to come to Sercye's aid, quoting hospital rules.
NEWS
April 15, 1989 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
An asthma victim, sucking on a breathing device, rests quietly in a chair. Nearby, a woman soaks her right hand in a bowl of purple-colored antiseptic. Someone stabbed her with a pocket knife between the index and middle finger. An ambulance wheels in an elderly nursing home patient who suffered a seizure. Another woman, clutching her abdomen, is screaming at the reception clerk because she can't get immediate attention. That's because the doctors and nurses now have their hands full with George, a drunk brought in by paramedics after he slashed a palm on a whiskey bottle, and Harold, who took way too much of something he shouldn't have but somehow managed to walk in under his own power.
SPORTS
September 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
After Sammy Sosa hit his 62nd home run Tuesday night to retake the major league lead and help the Chicago Cubs to an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, it marked the end of an emotional day. Sosa's wife, Sonia, was admitted to a Chicago hospital Tuesday with an illness linked to her prescription drugs. Sosa said he spoke with her twice, including just before he left his hotel for the ballpark. He said she told him not to leave the team. "She said, 'Go out there. I'm OK now.
NEWS
April 6, 1991 | From Associated Press
The government accepted blame Friday for six deaths at a veterans' hospital in North Chicago, where poor care forced an end to certain surgeries and led to changes in the staff. The concession followed a report last week by investigators in the Veterans Affairs Department, who said they had found improper treatment, untimely tests and unnecessary surgeries at the hospital. "To say it is the worst hospital in our system would not be a fair statement," said Dr. James Holsinger Jr.
NEWS
May 19, 1998 | From Reuters
A policy that only ambulances rescue patients was changed Monday after workers failed to help a 15-year-old boy as he lay bleeding only steps from a Chicago hospital. Frustrated police officers who were waiting for an ambulance finally carried the wounded boy, Christopher Sercye, into Ravenswood Hospital Saturday night, but he died a short time later. Witnesses at the scene said that despite pleas, hospital emergency workers refused to come to Sercye's aid, quoting hospital rules.
NEWS
July 30, 1992 | Associated Press
A judge Wednesday indefinitely stalled plans to resume elective abortions at Chicago's only public hospital. Cook County Hospital, which serves the poor and those without health insurance, had planned to resume offering the procedure today after a 12-year ban. Four county commissioners sued to block an order by county board President Richard Phelan allowing abortions to resume at the public facility. Cook County Circuit Judge Richard L.
NEWS
April 6, 1991 | From Associated Press
The government accepted blame Friday for six deaths at a veterans' hospital in North Chicago, where poor care forced an end to certain surgeries and led to changes in the staff. The concession followed a report last week by investigators in the Veterans Affairs Department, who said they had found improper treatment, untimely tests and unnecessary surgeries at the hospital. "To say it is the worst hospital in our system would not be a fair statement," said Dr. James Holsinger Jr.
NEWS
April 15, 1989 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
An asthma victim, sucking on a breathing device, rests quietly in a chair. Nearby, a woman soaks her right hand in a bowl of purple-colored antiseptic. Someone stabbed her with a pocket knife between the index and middle finger. An ambulance wheels in an elderly nursing home patient who suffered a seizure. Another woman, clutching her abdomen, is screaming at the reception clerk because she can't get immediate attention. That's because the doctors and nurses now have their hands full with George, a drunk brought in by paramedics after he slashed a palm on a whiskey bottle, and Harold, who took way too much of something he shouldn't have but somehow managed to walk in under his own power.
NEWS
December 8, 1988 | ALLAN PARACHINI, Times Staff Writer
Reforms that could be put into place easily at almost any American hospital could halve the number of Cesarean section deliveries nationwide, two Chicago doctors report today. The new protocol, developed at Chicago's Mt. Sinai Hospital, is similar to an effort made to reduce the number of Cesareans at Kaiser Foundation hospitals in Southern California.
NEWS
October 8, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Threatened with a strike by its nurses, Cook County Hospital, metropolitan Chicago's primary medical facility for the poor, virtually closed its emergency room to serious cases Friday, canceled elective surgery and began transfering babies to other hospitals. But after a day of negotiations, both sides announced a tentative settlement, and a vote was scheduled for Tuesday. A spokesman for the hospital's 1,500 nurses said a yes vote would be recommended.
NATIONAL
December 25, 2009 | By Kristen Mack
Christian Liberto's daily regimen consisted of a cocktail of 22 pills. The high school senior, who suffered from a chronic liver disorder, was too weak to play sports, spent much of the day in bed and had yet to make plans for college because he didn't know whether he would live long enough to attend. Liberto, one of two transplant recipients of the same liver, cried this week as he struggled to get out a few words about his yearlong wait for the organ. "Before, I didn't want to do anything.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1987
Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk and Camarillo State Hospital in Ventura County have been accredited for the first time by the prestigious Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals in Chicago, state Mental Health Director Dr. D. Michael O'Connor has announced. All five state mental hospitals now have three-year accreditations from the commission.
NEWS
September 15, 1988
Patients at Cook County Hospital in Chicago would have the right to refuse treatment by workers who carry the AIDS virus under a proposal praised by some in the medical community as an advance in patients' rights but criticized by others as misinformed. The recommendation was approved by the County Board's Health and Hospitals Committee. It is expected to be endorsed by the full board next week, becoming the first such policy for a U.S. hospital, officials said.
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