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Chicago leaders ask state to purchase Mercy Hospital

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 16, 2021 | Illinois

Nine rural Illinois hospitals chosen for vaccine equity program

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 12, 2021 | Illinois

Gov. Pritzker Announces Roadmap to Address Hunger and Poverty Across the State

| Mar 11, 2021 | Illinois

Governor JB Pritzker today announced a new plan for ending food insecurity across the state put forward by the Illinois Commission to End Hunger. The new plan, titled "From Food Insecurity to Food Equity: A Roadmap to End Hunger," advances a three-part strategy for connecting residents in need to nutrition assistance programs...[ Read More ]

Illinois Tech receive patent for potential COVID-19 treatment

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 10, 2021 | Illinois

Researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) have received a provisional patent for a new drug that could potentially treat COVID-19. CROWNase functions by cutting glycoprotein from spiking, making it so the virus can not infect cells. The drug works by exposing the vulnerable parts of the virus...[ Read More ]

5 Things Illinois: Hospital priorities, Vaccine disparities, Telehealth bills

| Mar 9, 2021 | Illinois

Welcome to our first edition of our market and policy intelligence newsletter for Illinois's health care sector. This is a run down of five things we think are worth tracking if you're a senior market executive or health policy leader in Illinois. I don't expect everything on this list will...[ Read More ]

2021 Illinois health committee round up

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 8, 2021 | Illinois

There are 78 bills currently being referred to health committees and subcommittees in the Illinois General Assembly as of Monday morning. The bills cover a variety of topics, from universal health care to changes in Medicaid coverage and reimbursement calculations. The Senate Health Committee and its multiple health subcommittees have...[ Read More ]

Insight Chicago deal could prevent closure of Mercy Hospital

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 4, 2021 | Illinois

Chicago’s oldest hospital may not close after all.  Trinity Health, which owns Mercy Hospital in south Chicago, has entered a non-binding agreement with Insight Chicago that could keep the hospital open, according to the Chicago Sun Times. Mercy Hospital was scheduled to close on May 31 in February. Trinity had...[ Read More ]

Illinois Partners with Community Health Care Inc. to Expand Equitable Distribution of Vaccine in the Quad Cities

| Mar 4, 2021 | Illinois

Building on existing efforts to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health today announced a new partnership with Community Health Care Inc. to administer vaccines to residents in the Quad Cities. The partnership is part of a broader pilot program...[ Read More ]