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Governor announces federal staffing aid approved for UChicago Medicine-Ingalls Memorial Hospital

The winter COVID-19 surge has put health care staffs under tremendous pressure, but help for one south suburban hospital is on the way.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday the federal government has granted the state’s request for medical staffing assistance for UChicago Medicine-Ingalls Memorial Hospital.

Under the agreement, a 26-person National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) team, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, paramedics and other specialists have been deployed to support UChicago Medicine-Ingalls doctors and nurses as they treat COVID-19 patients and other patients at the hospital in Harvey.

The federal surge team will be . . .

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