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Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider

Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider

More and more medical procedures are moving to the strip mall, thanks to high-deductible insurance plans that are turning patients into penny-pinchers. Hospital systems like Edward-Elmhurst Health are reacting, hedging their bets on what have been lucrative captive practices.

Healthcare hiring jumps by 19,500 jobs in April on big national gain

Healthcare hiring jumps by 19,500 jobs in April on big national gain

Healthcare hiring rebounded in April by adding 19,500 jobs, a big lift over March in concert with a solid national jobs gain for the month. Providers particularly hired workers for ambulatory and home health settings, shaking off the possible jobs impact of an ACA repeal.

A web of shadow trauma centers covers Chicago

A web of shadow trauma centers covers Chicago

Community hospitals throughout Cook County are acting as de facto trauma centers for gunshot victims who show up in their emergency rooms, despite not having specialized teams to treat them.

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