Mercy Hospital Closure Could Hurt Expectant Mothers

Mercy Hospital in Bronzeville plans to close next year, leaving a void for Black mothers-to-be in Chicago.

Mercy Hospital - Chicago
Mercy Hospital - Chicago Mark Susina / Flickr
Mercy Hospital - Chicago
Mercy Hospital - Chicago Mark Susina / Flickr

Mercy Hospital Closure Could Hurt Expectant Mothers

Mercy Hospital in Bronzeville plans to close next year, leaving a void for Black mothers-to-be in Chicago.

Mercy Hospital in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood is expected to close in 2021, leaving a considerable gap in health care coverage for the residents who rely on the facility.

Reset takes a closer look at how the hospital’s closure might impact expectant mothers on the South Side and intensify disparities in Black maternal health.

GUESTS: Kristen Schorsch, WBEZ public health reporter

Karie Stewart, certified nurse midwife at the University of Chicago Medical Center