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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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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Tuesday, January 1, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The Crowe family, with newborn David Luke Crowe, the first baby born at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. | Photo submitted
A Maywood couple’s fifth child was the first baby born at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.
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