Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
State

Program puts Navy personnel to work in trauma unit

CHICAGO (AP) — Navy medical personnel will work in a Chicago-area trauma and burn unit as part of a new training program to help the military doctors, nurses and corpsmen prepare for combat situations.

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System and the Lovell Federal Health Care Center announced the initiative on Thursday.

The program is called the Cook County Trauma Experience. It places the Navy personnel alongside Cook County trauma surgeons and nurses as they treat patients at Chicago's John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital.

The commanding officer of the federal center is Captain Jose Acosta. He says the hands-on trauma training will help sailors cope with the kind of high-pressured environments they'll experience during real battles.

Loading more