Category: Business

‘Already In Crisis:’ Report Says Medicaid Funding Shortfalls Causing Nursing Homes To Close

Saturday, May 4, 2019 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

Featured image: The LeRoy Manor and Liberty Village nursing home in the 3,500-population McLean County city of LeRoy is one of 20 state-licensed nursing homes that have closed due to the state’s poor Medicaid reimbursement rates since 2014. | Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Since March 2014, 20 state-licensed skilled-care nursing homes have closed for financial reasons, while many of those continuing to serve the state’s neediest elderly populations face staffing shortages and operating deficits caused by diminishing state government investment.

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Pipeline Health, Seeking To Close Westlake May 3, Must Wait, Judge Says

Friday, May 3, 2019 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

Just a few days after the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board voted 7-0 to allow California-based Pipeline Health to close Westlake Hospital, 1225 W. Lake St. in Melrose Park, a Cook County Circuit Court judge has intervened.

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The Danger Of Black Wealth

Monday, April 29, 2019 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews

Featured image: A black barbershop in “Boss: The Black Experience in Business.” | Courtesy Library of Congress

When John H. Johnson, the creator of the iconic Ebony and Jet magazines, went to purchase office space, he brought along a white man to act as the buyer while Johnson played the part of a janitor in order to inspect the building, his daughter recalled.

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