Illinois hospital attacks disease of violence
Chicago Tribune, January 22, 2008
Three years ago, Oak Lawn, IL-based Advocate Christ Medical Center teamed up with CeaseFire, an initiative of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention with the goal of reducing gun violence and acts of retaliation. Now that budget cuts have cost CeaseFire its state funding, the hospital has committed its chaplain staff, a budget of $95,000 and management support to the partnership. Hospital officials are banking that their investment will pay off with fewer victims of violence.