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Why Don’t We Have A Level I Or Level II Trauma Center In The South Suburbs? Forum Sunday

John Ostenburg

By John A. Ostenburg
Mayor, Park Forest, IL

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The nearest Level I Trauma Center is located at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. Because of the high demand on the Emergency Room there, it often is on "over-ride," which means paramedics must transport South Suburban emergency-need patients to Stroger Hospital or further. This poses a nearly impossible task for paramedics and other health service providers to assure emergency patients the care they need and deserve! Residents of Chicagoland’s other regions have numerous trauma centers available to meet their needs. Why not the South Suburbs? 

Even the BEST insurance is NO assurance you or your loved ones will receive the care and attention you and they may need if a serious accident or health crisis occurs.

 Please join us for an important public forum on

‘The Need for a Trauma Center in the South Suburbs’
2-4 p.m., Sunday, March 25
Nathan Manilow Theatre
Freedom Hall
410 Lakewood Boulevard
Park Forest

Keynote Speaker

Congressman Jesse L. Jackson Jr.


William McNary, Executive Director, Citizen Action


Dr. Ram Raju, CEO, Cook County Health & Hospitals System

Trustee Jennifer Artis, Richton Park, Director of Public Affairs, St. James Hospital & Health Centers

Deputy Fire Chief Bruce Ziegel, Park Forest


State Representative Anthony DeLuca

Sponsored by the Park Forest Mayor’s Citizens Advisory Council

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