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December 19, 2023
WGN-9 – Tommy’s Gift helps bring thousands of toys to kids stuck in the hospital during Christmas

August 28, 2023
Chicago Tribune – New video technology at Saint Anthony Hospital connects new mothers with family across US and Mexico. 
The new system is just the latest in an array of services the community hospital is offering to make its patients feel welcome… 

May 9, 2023
WTTW – Saint Anthony Hospital Seeks State Funding for Upgraded Facility on Southwest Side
Saint Anthony is what’s known as a “safety-net” hospital, though CEO Guy Medaglia prefers to call it a community hospital.

May 8, 2023
CBS-2 News – Hundreds head to Springfield to push for funding for new Little Village hospital

April 5, 2023
Crain’s Chicago Business – Opinion: Time to prioritize St. Anthony’s new health care campus on the Southwest Side by Guy Medaglia 

“We made a promise to the community that this campus would be built, and I am thrilled to finally be able to move forward towards breaking ground.” – President and CEO, Guy A. Medaglia

June 2, 2022
Designs For a New Saint Anthony Hospital Is Underway
Saint Anthony Hospital and HDR Architecture kicked-off the programming phase for a new state-of-the-future community hospital

March 16, 2022
Block Club Chicago – St. Anthony Gets $900K In Federal Funds To Plan, Design Focal Point Hospital In Little Village

January 27, 2022
ABC-7 – St. Anthony Hospital moving to Little Village in 'transformational' redevelopment
President of Saint Anthony Hospital Guy Medaglia said the development will bring an influx of jobs and services to a community that needs them.

January 26, 2022
Chicago Tribune – City Council approves 30-acre mixed-use development in Little Village that will include new Saint Anthony Hospital

January 25, 2022
Chicago Sun-Times – St. Anthony Hospital campus in Little Village gets zoning go-ahead
A City Council committee backs the hospital’s move to a 29-acre parcel slated to get other medical and community services.

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 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?

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.