Hospitals to vie for Olympics
Chicago Tribune, August 26, 2008
The Chicago 2016 bid team is turning to the city's hospitals for help in attracting the Olympic Games. The sheer number of people at any summer Olympics requires a large pool of medical personnel, perhaps thousands. So Chicago's hospitals are being asked to submit proposals to fill this need of volunteers by becoming official medical-care providers if the city were to host the 2016 Summer Games. This request has brought some big names to the table, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, and University of Chicago Medical Center. These and other hospitals are considering whether to submit a joint proposal or go at it alone, according to hospital sources.