Westlake Hospital must restore lots of its offerings for at least a few weeks after a Cook County Circuit Court held the medical institution’s proprietor in contempt of court Tuesday. The health facility’s proprietor, Pipeline Health, had suspended many of the clinic’s services in the final week, announcing staffing had dropped to dangerous stages.
However, the Village of Melrose Park sought and won a temporary restraining order on April 9 to prevent Pipeline from winding down the hospital’s operations similarly. Despite that restraining order, doctors and nurses stated the health center’s proprietor continued to cast off the system from the health facility and cancel offerings. In reaction, Melrose Park
petitioned to have Pipeline held in contempt of court – and the court agreed with the village Tuesday. Judge Moshe Jacobius discovered Pipeline to be in indirect civil contempt. They said it has to restore offerings in its intensive care, obstetrics, and mental health units, among others, with the aid of Thursday. Jacobus plans to trouble an order Wednesday outlining precisely which services must be restored. The sanatorium should also, once more, take delivery of ambulances, except it goes through the regular manner with the state to redirect them because it couldn’t accurately deal with sufferers.