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Chicago Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine SC, others accused of improperly performing knee surgery

Louie Torres Sep. 1, 2017, 4:00am

A woman is suing Dr. David Hoffman and Chicago Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine SC, Advocate Health Partners and Presence Health Network for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient to prevent injuries.

Judge: Advocate must recognize union representing nurses working at Walgreens clinics

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 14, 2017, 5:59pm

A Chicago federal judge has ordered Advocate Health to recognize and bargain with a union representing more than 140 advanced practice nurses who staff the former Take Care Health clinics Advocate now operates inside Chicago area Walgreens stores, saying he believes the ex-Take Care Health APNs should be counted separately from the more than 200 APNs Advocate already employed at its other walk-in clinics for the purposes of collective bargaining.

Supreme Court ruling could mean more litigation against religiously affiliated hospitals over pensions, expert says

Chandra Lye Jun. 27, 2017, 1:50pm

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow religiously affiliated hospitals to be included in the religious exemption of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) may lead to further litigation against such organizations in the future.

Suit claims Advocate, Presence St. Joseph were negligent in causing patient's coma

Louie Torres Jun. 12, 2017, 4:25pm

A patient is suing Matthew Ivanovich M.D.; Presence St. Joseph Hospital; Centegra Health & Wellness Network; Pulmonary Critical Care Sleep Medicine Specialists S.C.; and Advocate Health Care, alleging they administered a medicine they should have known she was allergic to.

Judge blocks Advocate, NorthShore merger; effort to combine health systems scuttled

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 7, 2017, 3:35pm

A Chicago federal judge has moved to formally block the attempted merger between Advocate and NorthShore, two of the Chicago area’s largest hospital operators, granting federal regulators’ request for an injunction and likely scuttling the merger.

Advocate Condell Medical Center, doctors, accused of not properly treating stroke during childbirth

Louie Torres Jan. 10, 2017, 3:21pm

Two people are suing several medical care providers, alleging negligence in connection with a stroke that occurred during hospitalization for childbirth.

Advocate, NorthShore continue to push for merger, despite 7th Circuit decision against them

Chandra Lye Dec. 1, 2016, 12:42pm

CHICAGO – Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem have said that despite an appeals court ruling against their proposed merger, they will still seek to merge. But how that can happen in light of the court ruling remains unclear.

Seventh Circuit blocks Advocate, NorthShore merger, says new hospital system could raise prices

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 31, 2016, 1:30pm

A federal appeals court has put a proposed merger of Advocate and NorthShore University health systems back on hold, saying a federal judge who earlier this summer had denied government regulators’ requests for an injunction had not properly considered how large and influential the proposed new health system could be on raising health care prices in the region the new system would serve.

Advocate hit with another home health care nurse class action, after settling similar case for $4.75 million

Scott Holland May 16, 2016, 3:40pm

On the heels of a settlement announced in a similar class action brought by in-home physical therapists and other home-based health care workers, another group of home care nurses are also taking aim at Advocate Health, arguing the company owes them overtime pay after allegedly improperly claiming the nurses were exempt from certain federal and state wage laws.

Lawsuit: Doctor who sued Advocate for firing him for revealing 'sex predator' illegally taped conversations

Scott Holland Apr. 28, 2016, 9:24am

A doctor who sued an Oak Lawn hospital for allegedly firing him in retaliation for attempting to unmask a “sexual predator” working at the hospital has come under examination himself in a lawsuit allegedly illegally recording private workplace conversations in an effort to ensnare his former supervisor and others working at the hospital.

Advocate, Palos Community locked in staredown over disclosure of health insurer agreements

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 18, 2016, 3:51pm

Saying even the smallest disclosure of its “trade secrets” would cause irreparable damage to its business, Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health system and operator of a dozen hospitals, has filed suit against a southwest suburban competitor, asking a judge to block the efforts by Palos Community Hospital to gain access to Advocate’s rate agreements with health insurers – even though Advocate recently demanded the exact same information from the Palos hospital.