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State deploys healthcare workers to Lake County hospitals to help with influx of patients, staffing shortage

The state has deployed contract healthcare workers to multiple hospitals in Lake County to help with staffing shortages and an influx of COVID-19 patients. Last week, Gov JB Pritzker announced he was deploying more than 2,000 health care workers to hospitals in Illinois to deal with record COVID-19 hospitalizations, which he called “unprecedented.” Additional personnel, […]

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Lake County hospitals routinely going on ‘bypass’ as COVID patients fill hospitals

Hospitals in Lake County have routinely been going on bypass — meaning they don’t accept new patients from ambulances — due to staffing shortages and an influx of COVID-19 patients. Advocate Aurora Health, which operates 26 hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin, held a press briefing on Monday. The organization said they are seeing more COVID-19 […]

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‘We can’t stop COVID without you’ Advocate Aurora Health says in full-page newspaper ad urging vaccination

Advocate Aurora Health, which operates hospitals throughout the Chicago area, placed a full-page newspaper ad urging people to get vaccinated, saying that the majority of their patients are unvaccinated. “We can’t stop COVID without you,” the full-page newspaper ad read. “Beds are full. Wait times are long. And the strain on our health care, undeniable. […]

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Over 400 employees at Advocate Aurora Health fired for not complying with COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Advocate Aurora Health, which operates hospitals in Libertyville, Barrington and throughout the Chicago area, has fired more than 400 employees who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In early August, Advocate Aurora Health announced they were requiring all team members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 15, saying their decision “underlines safety as the […]