Chicago is served by six trauma centers sprinkled around the city and nearby suburbs – but none is on the city’s South Side. In our second installment of our series on trauma care in Chicago, we look at why adult Level I care centers were pulled from an entire swath of the city.
Poet Garin Cycholl is fascinated by America’s western edge. In his work he often finds himself asking: Where does one draw the line, and mark down the western-most border of the United States?“Is it California? Hawaii or Alaska?” Cycholl remarked in a 2009 interview. “The most western U.S.
The first time Dr. David Ansell went into the men's room at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, he immediately ran out. "It was so bad, I couldn't use it," he says. "I ran across the street and had to use the bathroom there. It was quite an introduction to my first day at County."
David Ansell is Chief Medical Officer at Rush University Medical Center and he also sits on the board that oversees the Cook County Health and Hospitals System. But in the late 1970s, he was a young doctor looking for a place to make a difference.