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Organization releases hospital safety ratings: Vista East in Waukegan gets ‘D’ grade

A report was released last week with safety grade ratings for hospitals in the country. Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan scored a “D” grade. The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization, released its fall 2022 Hospital Safety Grade results. The organization assigns a letter grade to nearly 3,000 U.S. general hospitals based on over […]

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Man accused of battering and injuring security guards, nurses at Condell Hospital in Libertyville

A Rockford man has been arrested for allegedly attacking several hospital employees, leaving two injured, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, police said. Jordan V. Nelson, 21, of Rockford, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and three counts of aggravated battery. Court records show the incident occurred on […]

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Mundelein man arrested after allegedly punching two nurses at Condell Hospital in Libertyville

A Mundelein man was arrested after he allegedly punched two nurses while receiving medical care at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, police said. The Libertyville Police Department responded around 1:19 a.m. on August 20 to Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 South Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville, for a battery call. According to a police report, […]

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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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Man arrested after allegedly strangling security guard at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville

A man was arrested after police say he strangled a security guard while being treated at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. The Libertyville Police Department responded around 10:50 p.m. December 22 to Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 South Milwaukee Avenue. Libertyville Deputy Police Chief Ed Sindles said officers received a report of a patient […]

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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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Former nurse pleads not guilty to charges in case where patient died at Condell Hospital in Libertyville

A nurse has pleaded not guilty after she was charged for inserting “her own agenda” and being negligent in the care she provided a patient before he died at Condell Hospital in Libertyville. Geneva G. Wright, 32, of the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue in Grayslake, was charged with reckless conduct endangering the safety of […]

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Nurse fired, later arrested after intentional negligence of patient who died at Condell Hospital in Libertyville, authorities say

Authorities say a nurse has been fired and charged after she “inserted her own agenda” and was intentionally being negligent in the care she provided a critically ill patient before he died. Geneva G. Wright, 32, of the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue in Grayslake, was charged with two counts of reckless conduct, which is […]