How Prepared Are Illinois Hospitals Amid Second Surge Of COVID-19?

With hospitalizations rising in almost every state, experts worry the latest surge in cases could overwhelm the U.S. health care system.

How Prepared Are Illinois Hospitals Amid Second Surge Of COVID-19?
Views of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago on March 6, 2020. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
How Prepared Are Illinois Hospitals Amid Second Surge Of COVID-19?
Views of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago on March 6, 2020. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

How Prepared Are Illinois Hospitals Amid Second Surge Of COVID-19?

With hospitalizations rising in almost every state, experts worry the latest surge in cases could overwhelm the U.S. health care system.

Reset takes a look at the latest on COVID-19 in Illinois and how health systems in the Chicago area are responding to rising hospitalizations across the state.

GUESTS: Kristen Schorsch, WBEZ public health reporter

Dr. Nikhila Juvvadi, chief clinical officer of Loretto Hospital

Dr. Ernie Wang, chief of emergency medicine at NorthShore University HealthSystem