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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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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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.
Continue reading “‘We Are Not Going To Let Them Close These Doors!’”