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Medical center’s traumas illustrate struggle of all Medicaid-dependent hospitals
Modern Healthcare

At Community First Medical Center on the Northwest Side the other day, an intercom repeated, “Code diversion, cath lab.” Dr. David Fishman, a cardiologist, paused and said, “That’s a bad sign.”

The hospital’s cardiac imaging equipment was down again, meaning ambulances with heart patients would have to divert to another hospital. At best, that would be nearly 5 miles away.