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State health department reinstates trauma center designation for Vista Medical Center in Waukegan

The state health department on Monday reinstated the trauma destination for Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan after it was revoked last month due to several deficiencies at the facility. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) sent a memorandum, obtained by Lake and McHenry County Scanner, to EMS medical directors, coordinators and agencies on […]

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Mayor says Vista Medical Center in Waukegan is appealing trauma center designation revocation

The mayor, who says she remains “deeply disturbed and concerned” about Vista Medical Center in Waukegan losing its trauma center designation, said Saturday the hospital has appealed the decision. “I remain deeply disturbed and concerned that Vista Medical Center East lost its level II trauma center designation from the Illinois Department of Public Health,” Waukegan […]

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‘Lives are at stake’: Officials call for action after trauma center designation revoked for Vista Medical Center in Waukegan

Lake County officials said “lives are at stake” and are demanding action from Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan after the hospital had its trauma center designation revoked. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said in a memorandum last week that Vista Medical Center East was no longer an Illinois Designated Level 2 Trauma […]

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Government officials to hold press conference after Vista Medical Center in Waukegan has trauma center designation revoked

Government officials are set to hold a press conference Monday after the state revoked the trauma center designation for Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, which they say could lead to lives lost. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) sent a memorandum, obtained by Lake and McHenry County Scanner, to EMS medical directors, coordinators […]

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State health department revokes trauma center designation for Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan

The state health department has revoked the trauma center designation for Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan amid an exodus of doctors leaving the hospital. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) sent a memorandum, obtained by Lake and McHenry County Scanner, to EMS medical directors, coordinators and agencies on Friday. The memo said Vista […]

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Lake County coroner sounds alarm about broken equipment, delays in patient care at Vista Medical Center in Waukegan

The Lake County coroner is calling for action amid an exodus of doctors leaving Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, affecting patient care, after the hospital was recently purchased. Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek recently sent a letter outlining her concerns with Vista Medical Center East to Vista Health System Board Trustee George Bridges. Vista […]

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Firefighters deliver gifts to kids at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan

Firefighters from the Waukegan Fire Department stopped by Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan on Monday to deliver holiday presents to children. Firefighters have been delivering holiday gifts to Vista’s pediatric patients for more than 30 years. Vista Health System said the firefighters put together gift bags filled with coloring books and crayons, toys, candy […]