Activists pressing the University of Chicago to open a trauma center to treat victims of violence rather than have them taken miles away with potentially deadly consequences are using the University’s alumni weekend to try to make their point.
It’s a debate that’s heating up, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Activists who have been staging demonstrations and sit-ins and marches and sometimes getting themselves arrested as they try to get the University of Chicago to get back into adult trauma care, say new research from Northwestern suggests that lives could be saved if there were a south side trauma center.
Around 70 protesters marched on the University of Chicago Medical Center demanding the school provide a Level 1 trauma center to the surrounding South Side neighborhoods.
Youth activists and University of Chicago students marched to the U of C Medical Center to demand that the hospital reopen its trauma center.
A coalition of south suburban ministers said Monday that it’s not promoting gambling, but the ministers do want a casino in far south suburban Ford Heights.
As Provident Hospital postponed its decision to stop accepting ambulance runs, protesters called on the nearby University of Chicago Hospitals to restore its adult emergency room to trauma center status.
Friends of a slain South Side teen are keeping up pressure on the University of Chicago Medical Center with a protest today designed to get the hospital to reopen its trauma center.