Hospital officials meet with group pushing for U of C trauma center

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University of Chicago hospital officials are meeting today with community members, doctors and nurses, and others who want a trauma center on the Hyde Park campus.

Protest leaders are angry that one of the most renowned medical centers in the world does not have a trauma center.

Comer Children’s Hospital does treat children who are victims of trauma and other emergencies, but the University of Chicago is not designated as a trauma center for adults.

That means adult trauma patients have to be transported miles away to other hospitals designated as trauma centers.

The outcry was renewed by the recent death of Kevin Ambrose.  Ambrose was shot at a CTA Green Line station not far from the University of Chicago, but he had to be transported to Stroger Hospital on the West Side, where he died.

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