Category: Government

Pipeline Suspends Services At Westlake Hospital

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Protesters gather outside of Westlake Hospital in February after learning that Pipeline planned to close the Melrose Park institution. | File

Pipeline Health, the California-based company that recently purchased West Suburban Medical Center, Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago and Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, announced on Tuesday that they temporarily suspended service at Westlake “due to concerns about its ability to continue maintaining a safe environment for patient care due primarily to declining staff rates.”

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Melrose Park Mayor: Westlake’s Owners Could Close Hospital Tomorrow

Monday, April 8, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 10:52 p.m.

Melrose Park Mayor Ron Serpico released a statement on Monday explaining that he suspects that the new owners of Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park could close the nearly century-old institution as early as Tuesday.

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Local Lawmakers File Bill to Keep Westlake Open

Sunday, March 31, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: State Reps. Kathleen Willis and Emanuel “Chris” Welch during a March 21 committee hearing in Springfield. | Courtesy state Rep. Welch

SPRINGFIELD – Although the new owners of Westlake Hospital, 1225 W. Lake St. in Melrose Park, announced last month their intentions to close the nearly century-old institution later this year, a bill filed recently in Springfield by area lawmakers could, at the very least, complicate the closing process.

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