V-Von Solbrig Task Force: "Hospital hunts patients" - Task Force Report - Chicago Tribune

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Byline: Task Force Report; 1975-09-09; The Chicago Tribune; pages 1

Report: Von Solbrig Hospital - Task Force - Chicago Tribune

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"From all over the city, private ambulance companies take public aid recipients, easily able to use other transportation on expensive rides to Northeast, a violation of public aid regulations. In some cases, ambulances carrying "emergency" cases bypass other hospitals to go to Northeast, another public aid violation. . ."

Description:From the editor's note: "A diffuse network of flophouse operators, ambulance companies and a "patient recruiter" help keep the beds filled with public aid patients at Northeast Community Hospital, the city's largest private alcoholic treatment center. In this, the third of a series, Tribune Task Force Director Pamela Zekman and reporters Jay Branegan, William Crawford and William Gaines take a look at the patient recruiting system."

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Chicago Tribune article titled, "Hospital hunts patients." Written by the Task Force Report Team as part of the Task Force Report.