South Side residents and community groups are finally getting the trauma center they have been seeking. The Tribune reports that University of Chicago Medicine and Sinai Health System have announced a joint project that will convert the emergency room at Holy Cross Hospital just east of Marquette Park into a Level 1 trauma center — a facility that protestors and area activists have been demanding for years. The project will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $40 million and will service neighborhoods like Englewood and Washington Park. The announcement means that the area will have its first trauma center since 1991 when the Michael Reese Hospital in Bronzeville was closed.
·South Side to get adult trauma center after years of protest [Tribune]
·Previous South Side coverage [Curbed Chicago]