Mercy Hospital & Medical Center survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 ― but it lost the battle of modern health care economics. In July, Chicago’s first hospital told regulators that it will end inpatient services as soon as February 2021.

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 ― but it lost the battle of modern health care economics. In July, Chicago’s first hospital told regulators it will shutter all inpatient services as soon as February 2021. (Taylor Glascock for KHN)