Officials for two Chicago area hospital systems say they've signed an agreement to merge, paving the way to create Illinois' largest Catholic-owned health care system. The deal between Chicago-based Resurrection Health Care and Provena Health in Mokena was announced Tuesday and follows months o
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."
Cash-strapped states are rethinking how much health care coverage they can afford to provide for their neediest residents. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants to cut $500 million in Medicaid spending — in part by freezing more than 20,000 state residents out of the program.