Oak Park hospitals at the ready for blizzard but plan to operate like always

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter

By Terry Dean

Staff reporter

One of Oak Park's hospitals plans to keep a close watch on the massive snowstorm but is not anticipating increased visits to the emergency room due to snow-related injuries.

With the snowstorm beginning to bury the Chicago area in a flurry of flakes, Tuesday afternoon and into mid-day Wednesday, West Suburban Hospital staff are on the ready to treat anyone in need. But the north Oak Park facility's emergency room expects to run as normal, said a hospital spokesperson. By a 2:45 Tuesday afternoon, it was still too early expect snow-related injuries, since the worst of the storm was still to come, explained Olga Solares, a director of marketing and public relations for West Sub. A call to Rush Oak Park Hospital was not immediately returned. But Solares said area hospital personnel would normally be on call at such a time.

"As for staff positioning, we're gearing up and making sure we have all staff in place, and making sure they're here to help patients," she said.

Solares added that West Sub does not typically experience higher traffic to its emergency room during snowstorms.

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Answer Book 2017

To view the full print edition of the Wednesday Journal 2017 Answer Book, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.

MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad

Classified Ad