The University of Chicago hospital broke ground Thursday morning on a new emergency care facility, which will include an adult trauma center.
“Great institutions like the University of Chicago benefit on occasion from encouragement, from the community, to do the right thing,” she said. “I want to thank all of you from outside the university who have prodded and championed the trauma care.”
The South Side has not had a Level 1 adult trauma center for more than 20 years. A 2013 study showed that having a trauma center within five miles can make a life-and-death difference for gunshot victims.