How Activists Got a Trauma Center at the University of Chicago After All

In this portrait taken Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Chicago, Veronica Morris-Moore stands outside the adult emergency room at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Morris-Moore is one of many activists with one goal, to pressure the medical center into reopening an adult trauma center it closed 25 years ago. With increasing gun violence on the city's South Side, they believe victims shouldn't have to travel 25 to 30 minutes to reach top-level trauma care.
In this portrait taken Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Chicago, Veronica Morris-Moore stands outside the adult emergency room at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Morris-Moore is one of many activists with one goal, to pressure the medical center into reopening an adult trauma center it closed 25 years ago. With increasing gun violence on the city's South Side, they believe victims shouldn't have to travel 25 to 30 minutes to reach top-level trauma care. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP
In this portrait taken Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Chicago, Veronica Morris-Moore stands outside the adult emergency room at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Morris-Moore is one of many activists with one goal, to pressure the medical center into reopening an adult trauma center it closed 25 years ago. With increasing gun violence on the city's South Side, they believe victims shouldn't have to travel 25 to 30 minutes to reach top-level trauma care.
In this portrait taken Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Chicago, Veronica Morris-Moore stands outside the adult emergency room at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Morris-Moore is one of many activists with one goal, to pressure the medical center into reopening an adult trauma center it closed 25 years ago. With increasing gun violence on the city's South Side, they believe victims shouldn't have to travel 25 to 30 minutes to reach top-level trauma care. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

How Activists Got a Trauma Center at the University of Chicago After All

For years, activists and their allies pushed for an adult trauma center at the University of Chicago without making much headway. Then, at the end of last year, the hard work finally paid off. In its two-part series “The Rumble and the Reversal,” Crain’s Chicago Business tracks the early days of the fight and “the financial and political calculus that finally tipped the scales.” Crain’s health care reporter Kristen Schorsch joins us to talk about the report.