Tag: Rep. Willis

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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State Lawmakers To Hold Hearing About Westlake Closure’s Impact

Monday, March 4, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: State Representatives Willis, Welch and other community leaders during a protest outside of Westlake Hospital on Feb. 18. | File

Area lawmakers recently announced that they plan on delving deeper into the pending closure of Westlake Hospital, 1225 W. Lake St. in Melrose Park, during a formal hearing on the matter to be held this week.  

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‘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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