Tag: Rep. Welch

Lawmaker Urges Residents To Voice Opposition To Westlake Closing

Friday, March 15, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

An area lawmaker is urging residents to voice their opposition to the proposed closing of Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park. Last month, the hospital’s new owners, California-based Pipeline Health, announced that they plan on closing the facility just two weeks after purchasing it.

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Closing Westlake A Matter Of ‘Life And Death,’ Doctors Say

Sunday, March 10, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 8:16 p.m.

Featured image: Westlake medical staffers testified during a House committee hearing in Chicago on March 8. | File

Irma Hernandez migrated to the United States from a small town in Jalisco, Mexico, where the sick “had to travel an hour or more to get to the nearest hospital.”

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Melrose Park Sues Westlake Owners; Claims Fraud, Conspiracy Related To Hospital’s Closing

Thursday, March 7, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

The village of Melrose Park has filed a state lawsuit against the new owners of Westlake Hospital. The action comes one day before state officials hold the first of two hearings designed to explore the community impact of closing the safety net hospital.

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