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PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
12:56pm
Wed Dec 10, 2014

Activists Applaud U Of C Decision To Expand Pediatric Trauma Services (VIDEO)

Trauma Care Coalition members on Tuesday called the University of Chicago Medical Center's decision to increase the age limit of its Level 1 pediatric trauma center a "victory," but said their fight for expanded South Side emergency medical services for people of all ages will continue. Progress Illinois provides a closer look at U of C's planned expansion of its child trauma care unit.

PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
1:34pm
Fri Sep 19, 2014

Chicago Faith Leaders Sing, Pray For A South Side Trauma Center (VIDEO)

More than 50 faith leaders and Chicago activists sang and prayed for a South Side adult trauma center at a rally late Thursday afternoon at the University of Chicago medical campus. Progress Illinois was there for the demonstration.

PI Original
by La Risa Lynch
5:31pm
Mon Jun 9, 2014

University Of Chicago Alumni: No Donations Until Trauma Center Gets Opened (VIDEO)

A group of University of Chicago alumni want to put a dent in the school’s wallet by withholding donations from their alma mater as a way to pressure the Hyde Park institution to open a trauma center on the city’s South Side. 

Quick Hit
by Aaron Cynic
8:48pm
Thu Nov 21, 2013

South Siders March To U Of Chicago Hospital In Demand Of A Trauma Center

More than 200 demonstrators marched down Cottage Grove Ave. on Chicago's South Side Wednesday night to the University of Chicago Medical Center. The protesters demanded the hospital open a Level 1 trauma center.

While chanting “how can you ignore while we’re dying at your door,” the group left two mock coffins covered in flowers across outside of the hospital on 58th Street. The demonstration came just hours after a state hearing hosted by state Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) to discuss the lack of a trauma center on Chicago's South Side. Calling the area a “trauma desert,” community groups and activists say a South Side trauma center would save lives. 

“People wouldn’t have to travel as far,” said Zan Adams, co-founder of RISE Chicago, a member group of the Trauma Center Coalition, and organizer of the demonstration.

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3:48pm
Mon Aug 15, 2011

South Siders Revive Fight For U Of C Trauma Center (VIDEO)

Young leaders on the South Side are once again pushing for emergency care. A group by the name Fearless Leading by the Youth (FLY) is calling on the University of Chicago’s Medical Center to operate a trauma center.

The latest movement is a “Tent City” protest situated in front of the medical center, just one year after one of the group's members died from a gunshot wound.