As part of its ongoing effort to improve maternal outcomes in the country, the government has approved Illinois’ request to extend full Medicaid coverage for new mothers. The approval extends the coverage from 60 days to one year and will give about 2,500 women living… Read More »Illinois first state to offer full Medicaid benefits to women one year postpartum
Illinois and Chicago officials are trying to figure out how to stop a private company from closing a money-losing urban hospital in a poor, underserved Chicago neighborhood. Trinity Health, a national Catholic tax-exempt chain, wants to close Mercy Hospital and Medical Center on Chicago’s Near… Read More »An Urban Hospital on the Brink Vs. the Officials Sworn to Save It
Como jefa de enfermería en uno de los hospitales más concurridos de la red de seguridad de atención médica de Chicago, Raquel Prendkowski ha sido testigo del devastador número de víctimas que COVID-19 ha causado entre los residentes más vulnerables de la ciudad, incluyendo a… Read More »Illinois, primer estado en ofrecer cobertura médica a adultos mayores indocumentados
CHICAGO — Ben Barnes has slept in abandoned buildings, hallways and alleys. For the past year or so, he’s been staying at the city’s largest homeless shelter, Pacific Garden Mission, in the shadows of the famous skyline. “I’ve always considered myself homeless because I don’t… Read More »Homeless Shelters Grapple With COVID Safety as Cold Creeps In
Yousuf El-Jayyousi, a junior engineering student at the University of Missouri, wanted guidance and reassurance that it would be safe to go back to school for the fall semester. He tuned into a pair of online town halls organized by the university hoping to find… Read More »Swab, Spit, Stay Home? College Coronavirus Testing Plans Are All Over the Map
The Chicago-based startup company plans to use the funding to further growth of its product offering and integration with EHRs and genetic testing partners.
“Everybody’s an infectious disease company now,” ARCH Venture Partners Managing Director Bob Nelsen said. By contrast, a report last year showed a huge decline in venture capital investment in the infectious disease space.