Chicago was colder than Mount Everest and Antarctica last week and area hospitals geared up to help keep people warm and safe, according to the Becker’s Hospital Review website.
Chicago-area hospitals helped patients during the cold weather in a number of ways:
• AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center held a cold weather drive to collect winter clothing to give to patients who did not arrive in proper attire
• The emergency rooms at Mount Sinai Hospital and Holy Cross Hospital functioned as warming centers and offered free coffee and hot chocolate
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