UChicago Medicine to open the South Side's only Level 1 trauma center May 2018

 University of Chicago Medicine will open its Level 1 adult trauma center May 1, 2018, reports Crain's Chicago Business.

Here are four things to know.

  1. While Chicago is home to four other designated trauma centers, UChicago Medicine's will be the only adult trauma facility on the city's South Side.

  1. Selwyn Rogers Jr., MD, chief of trauma and acute care surgery at UChicago Medicine, will head the new trauma center.

  1. UChicago Medicine plans to staff the center with six trauma surgeons, five of which have already been recruited.

  2. The trauma center is part of a larger $270 million expansion project. UChicago Medicine will also expand its emergency room, add 188 impatient beds and build a cancer institute, according to the report.

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