Von Solbrig Hospital - Task Force - Chicago Tribune



After hearing from a source that janitors, without washing, were sometimes used to move patients from surgery rooms to their beds, a  reporter poses as a janitor at Von Solbrig Hospital. The series, a Task Force investigation, also examines the institution's encouragement of unnecessary procedures for welfare patients.

Media History

The reporting was intended for these media types: Newspaper

Effects and Outcomes

The series was one of two to win the Chicago Tribune staff a Pulitzer Prize in 1975.  The two hospitals investigated in the reports went out of business as a result. 

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