Part 2: Inside the battle to keep Mercy Hospital open

A sign to save historic Mercy Hospital
Protestors gather outside of Loyola University Health Center on Dec. 8, 2020, to protest the closing of Mercy Hospital. Now organizers want a seat at the table deciding how the hospital to replace Mercy will be run. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
A sign to save historic Mercy Hospital
Protestors gather outside of Loyola University Health Center on Dec. 8, 2020, to protest the closing of Mercy Hospital. Now organizers want a seat at the table deciding how the hospital to replace Mercy will be run. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Part 2: Inside the battle to keep Mercy Hospital open

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The battle to keep the Bronzeville hospital open eroded trust among South Side residents Mercy served – and it highlights the obstacles to providing healthcare to the people who need it most. Host: Melba Lara; Reporter: Kristen Schorsch