Mercy Hospital, the oldest hospital in Chicago, was a safety net facility that treated mostly low-income, elderly and Black patients. It was hemorrhaging money and staff, and eventually closed this year, until getting rescued in the 11th hour for $1.
Kristen Schorsch of WBEZ spent a year documenting what happened to Mercy. We have an excerpt from her series.
This story is part of a fellowship with the Association of Health Care Journalists supported by The Commonwealth Fund.
This segment aired on November 29, 2021.