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U. of C. Medical Center prepares for strike; Hospital diverting ambulances to other locations for emergency, trauma patients

Nov 21, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

The University of Chicago Medical Center is asking ambulances to take all emergency and trauma patients elsewhere, as it prepares for a second nurses strike next week.

That means that some of the South Side's most seriously injured patients -- including victims of gunshots, stabbings and car accidents -- will be taken to other hospitals. Patients who arrive at the University of Chicago's emergency department on foot or by car still will be treated there.

The hospital's pediatric trau...