‘A Lot Of Us Are Tired’: Illinois Hospitals Bracing For An Even Worse Second Wave

EVANSTON – Across Illinois, more than 80% of all ICU beds are now occupied, according to data from the state’s department of public health.  The recent uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is raising concerns among state leaders and public health officials about hospitals potentially filling up in the coming weeks.  Dr. Ernest Wang, past-president […]

Central Illinois Hospitals Seeing Steady Increase In COVID-19 Patients

URBANA – Three large hospital systems in central Illinois — Carle Health, Memorial Health System and OSF HealthCare — are seeing more COVID-19 patients than ever before.  Carle and Memorial — which each operate five hospitals across central Illinois — recently released public dashboards showing both the number of hospitalized patients and the percentage of […]