Category: Healthcare

‘We Are Not Going To Let Them Close These Doors!’

Monday, February 18, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 4:30 p.m.

Featured image: State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch with state Rep. Kathleen Willis, right, during a Feb. 18 demonstration outside of Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park. Welch and other community leaders have vowed to fight the hospital’s impending closure. | Alexa Rogals

A shivering crowd of at least 40 people gathered under snowfall and in 20-degree weather on Monday morning just across the street from Westlake to protest the recent decision by the hospital’s new owner to close the institution.

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Pipeline Health Explains Decision To Close Westlake

Sunday, February 17, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where Westlake’s in-patient services will be located once the Melrose Park hospital closes, according to Pipeline Health officials. | File

Representatives with Pipeline Health, LLC and TWG Partners — the two for-profit entities that purchased Westlake Hospital in January before announcing over the weekend plans to close the hospital — recently explained their motives in a recent statement and Chicago Tribune interview.

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Community Leaders To Protest Westlake Hospital Closing On Feb. 18

Sunday, February 17, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Members of PASO – West Suburban Action Project, which is planning to protest the impending closure of Westlake Hospital on Feb. 18. | File

A coalition of community leaders is planning to protest the impending closure of Westlake Hospital, 1225 W. Lake Street in Melrose Park, at 9:15 a.m. on Feb. 18. The demonstration will take place in front of the hospital.

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