janitor

Lives are held in grimy hands
William Gaines
Tribune Task Force reporter William Gaines, who worked as a janitor at von Solbrig Hospital, reports that he is regularly asked by doctors and nurses to help watch or move patients in sterile environments.
Task Force Report
From the editor's note: "Chicago's only for-profit general hospital, von Solbrig Memorial, is one doctor's personal fiefdom where financial shortcuts go hand in hand with unsafe and unsound medical practices. Filth, dangerous understaffing and violations of city and state regulations uncovered there are detailed in this, the first of a series, by Task Force Director Pamela Zekman, and reporters Jay Branegan, William Crawford and William Gaines."
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