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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 […]

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Family of COVID-19 patient drops ivermectin treatment lawsuit against Condell Hospital in Libertyville

The family who sued Libertyville-based Advocate Condell Medical Center to allow ivermectin to be administered to their critically ill mother has dropped their lawsuit. Leslie Pai, 68, of Cook County, was admitted to NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital with COVID-19 symptoms on August 31, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune. The woman was already taking […]

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Judge orders Condell Hospital in Libertyville to give COVID-19 patient controversial drug ivermectin

After a judge ordered Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville to give a critically ill COVID-19 patient ivermectin, the hospital says the drug caused the patient’s heart rate to plunge twice. Leslie Pai, 68, of Cook County, was admitted to NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital with COVID-19 symptoms on August 31, according to a report by the […]

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Grayslake man charged with stabbing girlfriend, escaping police custody at hospital in Libertyville

A Grayslake man who allegedly attacked and stabbed his girlfriend was tracked down by a Lake County sheriff’s canine after he escaped police custody at a hospital in Libertyville. Mark Mortensen, 42, of the 33600 block of North Evergreen Drive in unincorporated Grayslake, was charged with three counts of aggravated domestic battery, escape and resisting […]