On Wednesday, October 12, WTTW News and ProPublica co-published an investigation into serious issues involving Roseland Community Hospital (45 W 111th Street in Chicago), which has been cited repeatedly in inspection reports for putting patients at risk of harm or death. Since January 2020, errors or neglect have contributed to the deaths of at least seven Roseland patients, including one who was pregnant, according to federal inspection reports. At least four more deaths during that period have prompted lawsuits against the hospital, with families of patients alleging that their loved ones would be alive if not for the staff’s medical missteps. Two other deaths are highlighted in a whistleblower complaint that a former Roseland physician filed with the Illinois Department of Public Health. State officials say the hospital is currently in good standing.
WTTW News correspondent Nick Blumberg joined ProPublica’s Vernal Coleman in investigating these citations in June 2022. Read WTTW News and ProPublica coverage, and watch WTTW’s Chicago Tonight on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 pm and streaming live on wttw.com/news, Facebook, and YouTube.
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