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September 9, 2021
Chicago YIMBY – Committee On Design Reviews Mixed-Use Development At 3201 W 31st Street In Little Village
“If you want something sustainable that will last, you need the input of the users.”  - Guy A. Medaglia .

September 7, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times – Chicago doctors battle COVID vaccine misinformation: No, the shot won’t make you infertile, and other myths
It’s a race against time to get the vast majority of the population vaccinated and misinformation is causing hesitancy for getting shots.

May 25, 2021
A CBS-2 News – ‘A Sense Of Security’: North Lawndale Residents Praise Volunteers Going Door-To-Door Giving COVID Shots
A door-to-door effort is underway to get the vaccine to Chicagoans who need it most.

May 21, 2021
Chicago Tribune – ‘This is the norm.’ How early vaccine shots went to residents of affluent suburbs and Chicagoans in low-risk areas, despite city push for equity.
Chicago’s vaccination rollout serves as yet another example of the longtime health care inequities laid bare by the pandemic.

May 2, 2021
ABC-7 News – COVID-19 vaccine Chicago: Little Village hospital encouraging teens to get vaccinated
Saint Anthony Hospital in Little Village is encouraging teenagers to get their Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shots.

April 19, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times – Saint Anthony opens pet therapy room
Two Cook County Sheriff K-9s will now have a dedicated pet therapy room where they will meet with hospital patients.

March 25, 2021
Associated Press – Vaccination race enlists grassroots aides to fight mistrust
Chicago hospital has enlisted to promote vaccination against COVID-19 in hard-hit Black and brown neighborhoods

February 11, 2021
Univision – ¿Los has visto? Educadores aclaran tus dudas sobre la vacuna del coronavirus en supermercados de Chicago
(Have you seen them? Educators clarify your doubts about the coronavirus vaccine in Chicago supermarkets)

February 9, 2021
ABC-7 News – Saint Anthony Hospital 'educators' hit streets to combat vaccine hesitancy in Black, Latinx neighborhoods

December 23, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times – About 101K people vaccinated in Illinois so far, Pritzker says
Cardinal Blase Cupich, who was invited for inoculation at Saint Anthony Hospital as part of the effort “to combat vaccine hesitancy,”

December 22, 2020
Chicago Tribune – Chicago makes plans for first mass vaccination sites as health care workers outside hospitals are slated for shots

December 14, 2020
ABC-7 News – COVID vaccine: Does Pfizer's coronavirus shot prevent you from infecting others?

December 8, 2020
ABC-7 News – Janssen COVID-19 vaccine trial underway in Chicago, Southwest Side residents volunteer
The fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial got underway Tuesday in the Chicago area and nationwide

November 30, 2020
Saint Anthony Hospital Awarded Primary Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission
As underserved communities face hospital closings and expanding health care deserts, two hospitals are working together to provide more access to higher level care

August 27, 2020
Block Club Chicago – West Side Overdoses Surge As Coronavirus Shutdown Makes It Harder To Access Addiction Help
About 1,400 people in Cook County have died of opioid overdoses, already surpassing last year's death toll.

July 2, 2020
Chicago Tribune – Of the COVID-19 pregnancy cases reported in Illinois, Black and Latina women make up over 70%
About 1,400 people in Cook County have died of opioid overdoses, already surpassing last year's death toll.

June 8, 2020
WBEZ – Here's What Could Set Chicago Back To Phase 2
After reopening amid protests, Chicago health officials are watching for a surge in COVID-19 cases. Here's how they're preparing.

May 18, 2020
Chicago Tribune – Chicago hospital on the financial brink: St. Anthony’s fights for survival, sues state for money owed. 
“There has been a lot of problem-solving since the pandemic began…”

May 7, 2020
Block Club Chicago – This West Side Hospital Has A 15-Minute COVID Test Machine — But None Of The Resources To Use It. 
When Saint Anthony Hospital was gifted the ID NOW testing machine, they expected it to be a game-changer. 

April 27, 2020
Block Club Chicago – West Side Hospital Is So Full, Coronavirus Patients Are Intubated In Units Outside The ICU — But It’s Losing Nurses To McCormick Place As of April 23, 51 people with COVID-19 were being treated at Saint Anthony, a tremendous burden on a medical center with only 15 ICU beds and 151 beds across the entire hospital.

April 21, 2020
NBC News – Hospitals on the Verge of Financial Collapse
Last month's stimulus bill set aside 100 billion dollars for hospitals, of which 30 billion has been distributed, but some facilities that treat children and low-income patients in coronavirus hotspots were left out in the cold, and now some of them are on the brink of financial collapse.

April 17, 2020
Business Insider – Safety-net hospitals worry about funding shortfall amid coronavirus
These hospitals care for the poorest Americans.  They’re on the losing end of Trump’s $30 billion coronavirus rescue. 

April 15, 2020
Univision – Los efetos del coronavirus en el embarazo y los cuidados que deben tener las madres gestantes
Saint Anthony Hospital OB/GYN Dr. Jimena Alvarez spoke to Univision to discuss pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic (Spanish)

April 14, 2020
CBS-2 Chicago – Smaller Hospitals in Chicago Can Have 2-Week Waits For COVID-19 Test Results

April 9, 2020
Univision - Recomendaciones para cuidar en casa a un ser querido con coronavirus 
Saint Anthony Hospital Medical Director of Infection Prevention speaks on how to care for a family member with COVID-19 at home (Spanish) 

November 19, 2019
Saint Anthony Hospital Awarded 2019 IMEC Silver Award for Excellence by the IMEC Recognition Program
IMEC has announced Saint Anthony Hospital of Chicago, IL as a recipient of the 2019 IMEC Silver Award for Excellence.

October 25, 2019
Saint Anthony Hospital Introduces New 3-D Mammography Machine
Through a generous grant from The Coleman Foundation, SAH offers new preventative screening technology for early detection of breast cancer

September 9, 2019
Saint Anthony Hospital Remains as a Leader in Care for Mothers and Newborns
As Illinois moves towards addressing state-wide maternal morbidity and mortality rates among women minorities, Saint Anthony Hospital, located in one of Chicago’s most challenged communities on the city’s southwest side, continues its commitment to improving care for mothers and newborns while working to find new ways to combat maternal health disparities.

August 23, 2019
Hundreds of Supporters Advocate for new Saint Anthony Hospital and Focal Point Community Campus
Community members and leaders voice their support to have a mixed-use campus on the old Washburne Trade School site.

March 5, 2019
New Antibiotic Stewardship Program Reduces Unnecessary Antibiotic Use and Costs at Saint Anthony Hospital
In its ongoing effort to maintain the highest quality health care standards, Saint Anthony Hospital implemented a comprehensive Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. This program won the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) Innovation: Partners in Progress Award for the second consecutive year. 

November 9, 2018
Modern Healthcare – Defying the odds: Saint Anthony Hospital remains independent and financially stable
Guy Medaglia, Saint Anthony Hospital CEO for the past eight years, doesn't have much interest in being friends with other local hospital leaders. He doesn't attend CEO meetings and he's certain that if any of them saw him on the street, they wouldn't know who he is.

October 31, 2018
Chicago Tribune – Many Chicago-area hospitals have cut children’s care, but this one is doubling down
When Corinne Piragine was a child, her family went to Saint Anthony Hospital, on the city’s Southwest Side, for medical care. Now that Piragine is a mother herself, she brings her eight children to the hospital, which is near where she works.

August 9, 2018 
Saint Anthony Hospital and AMOpportunities form innovative partnership to teach top foreign-trained medical students
Saint Anthony Hospital has formed an innovative teaching affiliation with 2017 University of Chicago New Venture Challenge Winner, AMOpportunities, to provide international medical students hospital-based clinical rotations.

July 9, 2018
Saint Anthony Hospital Maternity Center Now Offers Alternative Pain Method for Laboring Moms
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, as it is more commonly known, is now available as a new pain management option for women at the Saint Anthony Hospital Maternity Center.

May 7, 2018
First Hospital in Illinois to Expand Child Safety with New Baby Box Program for Safe Sleeping
Saint Anthony Hospital has partnered with The Baby Box Co. to provide new and expecting parents with baby boxes, making it the first hospital in Illinois to offer this program.

March 19, 2018
Sen. Durbin Announces Saint Anthony Hospital’s Community Wellness Program Plans to Expand Services for Violence Victims with $1 Million VOCA Grant
Violence continues to be an ongoing problem in the city of Chicago, especially in some of the more at-risk communities that Saint Anthony Hospital serves.

February 21, 2018
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Extends Telestroke Service with New On-Site Neurology Program at Saint Anthony Hospital
A new partnership with Northwestern Memorial Hospital will allow for expanded general and advanced neurology services at Saint Anthony Hospital without patients having to travel far from home.

February 7, 2018
Despite a Volatile Health Care Climate, a Community Hospital in Chicago is Achieving Excellence
In the midst of perpetual changes to health care, finding innovative ways to navigate a complicated system can be challenging, especially in one of Chicago’s most underserved communities. For Saint Anthony Hospital, closely monitoring its financial viability, implementing cost savings and focusing on providing the highest quality of care for its patients has been at the core of this 120-plus year health care institution.

February 1, 2018
Innovative Model Decreases Hospital-Acquired Infections by 90 Percent and Helps Save Saint Anthony Half A Million Dollars
Saint Anthony Hospital has been awarded for its commitment to patient safety and quality with the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) Innovation Challenge: Partners in Progress Award from IHA’s Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality.

January 10, 2018
Saint Anthony Hospital Announced as a 2017 Bronze Award Recipient for Commitment to Excellence by the ILPEx Recognition Program
The ILPEx Recognition Program has announced Saint Anthony Hospital of Chicago, IL as a recipient of the 2017 ILPEx Bronze Award for Commitment to Excellence.

December 21, 2017
Saint Anthony Hospital Receives Over 1,000 Toys for Pediatric Patients
The children in the pediatric unit at Saint Anthony Hospital were all smiles as the Sanchez Family delivered toys to sick children.

December 4, 2017
Associated Press – ‘Take all their excuses away’: Hard cases in heroin fight
The van was coming for Richard Rivera, but it was taking a long time. He waited inside the entrance of Saint Anthony Hospital where he had spent the past three days getting off heroin.

November 6, 2017
Saint Anthony Rated the City of Chicago’s Best Value Hospital by Amino
In a new report released by Amino, a health care transparency company, Saint Anthony Hospital has been rated the city of Chicago’s “Best Value” hospital.

October 31, 2017
Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Letter from Guy A. Medaglia, President and CEO, addressing Saint Anthony Hospital’s position on recently released safety grades.

October 19, 2017
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin will release a new report about the Trump administration’s deliberate efforts to undermine and sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and their impact on Illinois

August 28, 2017
Saint Anthony Hospital First in Illinois to be Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission
Saint Anthony Hospital today announced it has earned Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, making it the first among all Illinois hospitals.

June 30, 2017
Chinese Physicians and Nurses Hosted by Saint Anthony Hospital Meet with Mayor Emanuel
12 visiting physicians and nurses from China hosted by Saint Anthony Hospital met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. This first-of-its-kind program brings health care providers from prestigious universities and hospital across China to the states for three months to further learn and observe how high quality health care services are provided.

April 12, 2017
Saint Anthony Hospital Receives Another “A” for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group for Spring
Saint Anthony Hospital earned its second consecutive “A” ranking from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health care system.

March 2, 2017
Saint Anthony Hospital Wins BlueCross and BlueShield of Illinois Healthy Community Award at LISC Chicago’s 23rd Annual Chicago Development Awards
Saint Anthony Hospital was awarded the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Healthy Community Award by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago at the 23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA) on February 28.

December 20, 2016
Legacy of a 23-Year-Old Cancer Patient Lives on through the Gift Giving of Toys to Pediatric Patients and Disadvantaged Children
Today, the legacy of Tommy Sanchez will resonate through the walls of Saint Anthony Hospital. 

November 14, 2016
Chicago Communities in Turmoil over Immigration and Affordable Care Act Changes under President-Elect Trump
In light of the current election results and uncertainty among the communities that Saint Anthony Hospital serves, the hospital is further expanding its outreach for support services.

October 31, 2016
Saint Anthony Hospital Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety in Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assigns letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today. Saint Anthony Hospital was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States. 

October 18, 2016
Community Health Care Just Got Better for Challenged Chicago NeighborhoodsSaint Anthony Hospital has announced its new partnership with the University of Chicago Medicine for its obstetrics and pediatrics service lines. This new partnership exemplifies the way in which a nationally recognized academic medical institution and community-focused hospital can improve the health care services offered to its community.