South Side Gets A Level 1 Trauma Center

An ambulance is seen outside the University of Chicago Medical Center Friday, March 27, 2009, in Chicago.
An ambulance is seen outside the University of Chicago Medical Center Friday, March 27, 2009, in Chicago. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
An ambulance is seen outside the University of Chicago Medical Center Friday, March 27, 2009, in Chicago.
An ambulance is seen outside the University of Chicago Medical Center Friday, March 27, 2009, in Chicago. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

South Side Gets A Level 1 Trauma Center

Thirty years after shutting down its trauma center, the University of Chicago is officially opening the doors of a new adult trauma center today. The new facility on the south side comes about after years of demand and protests from residents.

WBEZ South Side reporter Natalie Moore joins Morning Shift with the backstory of that struggle and how the new center could help reduce violent deaths in the surrounding neighborhood.