Greg Harris

'It's a travesty:' Roseland Hospital CEO sees death sentence in funding cut

'It's a travesty:' Roseland Hospital CEO sees death sentence in funding cut

Two South Side hospitals fear they may have to shut or slash services as a result of changes to how the state allocates Medicaid funding.

Roseland Community Hospital and South Shore Hospital say they face a potentially fatal funding squeeze in the long-awaited redesign of a program state lawmakers are expected to vote on soon. Meanwhile, many other safety-net hospitals in poor communities that serve large numbers of Medicaid patients are breathing sighs of relief that their funding won’t take the hits they feared.

“It’s a travesty,” said Tim Egan, CEO of Roseland, which along with other hospitals across the state received updated estimates late last week of how much they would...

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