IDPH Pulls Trauma Designation from Waukegan’s Vista East Hospital

(Waukegan, IL) Vista East Hospital in Waukegan has lost its designation as a level 2 trauma center. The Illinois Department of Public Health says a multitude of doctors leaving the hospital was the reason behind their decision. From now on, people with serious injuries will be transported to Advocate Condell in Libertyville, or the Lake Forest Hospital. The Lake County Coroner and the Lake County Health Department will hold a joint press conference later on today (Monday) to discuss the impact the decision will have on the area.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WLIP News (2-5-23)