Kristen Schorsch | WBEZ Chicago

WBEZ Chicago reporter

Kristen Schorsch is a reporter on WBEZ’s government and politics team, where she covers Cook County and public health.

The data that could help illuminate disparities has never been public here. After a WBEZ inquiry, the state is evaluating whether that should change.
Even if a hospital gives a patient a break, they can owe independent doctors at the facility huge sums.
Miller had overseen the hospital when it was accused of financial mismanagement and mishandling COVID-19 vaccines.
Sinai Chicago on the West and Southwest sides is looking to hire Ezike.
Those ambulance rides stopped about a year ago — in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic — during a dire nursing shortage in the ER of the Bronzeville hospital, formerly known as Mercy Hospital.
After WBEZ inquired about who is receiving the therapeutics, the Illinois Department of Public Health asked pharmacies to track it. “That is a big concern,” said Dr. Arti Barnes, the department’s chief medical officer.
The new center would create a more seamless experience for patients who now might have to trek from building to building for everything from doctor visits to chemotherapy to scans, health system officials say.