A much needed resource is being opened on the South Side of Chicago on Tuesday, as the University of Chicago planned to launch its Level 1 trauma center.
For years, community activists fought for the facility, saying that victims of gunshot wounds, accidents and burns on the south side have been moved by ambulance past this hospital for about 10 miles to the level adult trauma center. Closest one.
But now, that will no longer be the case.
The University of Chicago toured the facilities in December, when it was first inaugurated as an emergency room. It is located on the ground floor of a hospital parking lot on South Maryland Avenue and East 57th Street.