COUNTY THE BOOK LIFE, DEATH AND POLITICS AT CHICAGO'S PUBLIC HOSPITAL

December 22, 2011

  Healing Reads: The Year's Five Best Books     County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital by David A. Ansell F. Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal 'Patients with toothaches, loose teeth, oral tumors and mouth absce…

November 05, 2011

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Dr. David Ansell     Listen to Allan Chartock, from WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, talking to Dr. Ansell about what it means to be an internist (about 50 minutes).

September 08, 2011

PAGES OF JULIA'S BLOG   Posted on August 27, 2011 by pagesofjulia I read ~150 of County‘s ~200 pages in one night, and forced myself off to bed. Finished the next day. Ansell is no professional writer; I itched to get out my red pen here and the…

September 05, 2011

The Politics of Life and Death Who survives? Who doesn't? It depends on who you are—and where you live. By George Capsis Monday, September 05, 2011   Photo by Maggie Berkvist A SAFETY NET NO MORE: Doctors at a demonstration ag…

August 15, 2011

Editorial Front Page - Friday, July 15, 2011 - Chattanooga, TN The Bookworm Terri Schlichenmeyer   Exercise. Eat right. Quit smoking. See your doctor. Your stay-well regiment is pretty easy. You’ve made those four steps into habits, you pay atte…

August 13, 2011

Murray Polner: Review of David A. Ansell, MD’s, “County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital”     SOURCE: Special to HNN () Not long ago I was hospitalized for ten days.  Insurance paid for most of my expenses. The doctors, nu…

August 13, 2011

The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan - WGN-Radio - Chicago   You can play the interview or downloaded as an MP3. July 31, 2011

July 28, 2011

Their Zeal Changed Lives, if Not the System   By ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D. Published: July 25, 2011   “Man down in the men’s washroom!” This cry is not part of the usual hospital soundtrack, but when Dr. David A. Ansell heard it as he sped down…

July 23, 2011

Sick and wrong: Chronicle of Chicago's Public Hospital   A doctor's view of Cook County Hospital — and our medical mess Julia Keller CULTURAL CRITIC 9:32 a.m. CDT, July 22, 2011 Forget politics. Just for a moment, assume politics doesn…

July 22, 2011

Pain, Poverty and Politics Chicago Style   David Ansell is an intense man. He believes that accessibility to quality healthcare is a moral issue and he ties the inequities of the multi-tiered American system to racism, poverty and lack of medical i…

July 13, 2011

The Leonard Lopate Show   The doctor, the activist...   David Ansell tells the story of one of America's oldest and most unusual urban hospitals, Chicago's Cook County Hospital—both a renowned teaching hospital and the healthcare provider of last…

July 13, 2011

Click here to watch the program on line The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann     Dr. Ansell talks about apartheid healthcare in America.      

July 11, 2011

Proposed Health Cuts May Limit Access Further   (CBS News) A new government proposal would cut reimbursement rates for doctors who accept Medicare by 30 percent in 2012. And hundreds of billions of dollars in reductions in both Medicare and Medica…

July 11, 2011

Cook County Hospital Interview aired on July 7, 2011.  Practicing third world medicine in America? That’s what one doctor has to say about the conditions at the former Cook County Hospital in his new book, COUNTY: Life, Death and Politics at Chicag…

July 11, 2011

Author - Dr. David Ansell, County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital Interview aired on July 7, 2011.  The amazing tale of "County" is the story of one of America's oldest and most unusual urban hospitals. From it's inception …

June 30, 2011

The Tavis Smiley Show Interview aired on June 26, 2011.  Twenty-five years ago, Dr. David Ansell helped expose an appalling practice in Chicago: Private hospitals were routinely transferring uninsured patients—many of them unstable and dangerousl…

June 18, 2011

'Life, Death And Politics' Treating Chicago's Uninsured   Interview aired on June 15, 2011. You can also read a chapter of the book on the Fresh Air's web page.   The first time Dr. David Ansell went into the men's room at Cook County Hospital in…

June 13, 2011

Listen to Dr. David Ansell's interview by Gabriel Spitzer on WBEZ' Eight Forty-Eight This program aired on May 31, 2011.  WBEZ's Natalie Moore, Kristen McQueary and Ammad Omar recap the biggest news of May in the Month in Review. Then WBEZ's…

June 11, 2011

U.S. Needs Public Hospitals: Dr. Ansell, Author of ‘County’ Updated: Friday, 10 Jun 2011, 8:43 AM CDTPublished : Friday, 10 Jun 2011, 8:43 AM CDT   FOX Chicago News   Stroger Hospital, the former Cook County Hospital, is one of the nation's …

June 04, 2011

Cook County crucible shows perils of one health care system for the poor, one for the rich   Dr. David Ansell's chronicle of his early years at shuttered Cook County Hospital sheds light on horrors of two-tiered health care system that continue t…

May 23, 2011

The Chicago Tribune's Judy Graham writes about the possible merger after interviewing several experts, including Dr. David Ansell. Health care experts and some public officials are floating a radical idea as Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel prepares to …

May 12, 2011

Listen to Dr. David Ansell's interview on the Peter B. Collins Show   Dr. David Ansell talks to Peter B. Collins about his book and his experiences over 17 years at Cook County Hospital–as intern, resident, and clinic director.  He talks about th…

May 02, 2011

County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital David Ansell. Academy Chicago, $29.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-89733-620-8. Ansell's dramatic account of the 17 years he spent at Chicago's 160-year-old public Cook County Hospital (…

April 29, 2011

"In 1978, David Ansell and four fellow med-school grads loaded a U-Haul with their belongings and drove from Syracuse, New York, to Chicago—more specifically, to Cook County Hospital. At a time when many other medical centers still refused to admit b…

April 28, 2011

Listen to Sam Seder, host of The Majority Report interview Dr. David Ansell. He talks about his medical education in Chicago’s Cook County Hospital set against a backdrop of race, segregation and poverty and about the need for universal health care i…

March 20, 2011

David A. Ansell's COUNTY: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Cook County Hospital was recently featured as a "Book Pick" on News From Underground; a daily e-news service run by Mark Crispin Miller, a Professor of Culture and Communication at NYU…

March 13, 2011

Chicago-based Cultural Communications has been tapped to lead PR and Social Media Outreach for COUNTY: The Book.  We look forward to the work of Queta Bauer and her team in helping audiences appreciate and understand the ground-level conditions that …

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