Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital has a new contract to reserve two beds with a not-for-profit organization that provides shelter and medical care to homeless patients after they leave the hospital. Such relationships could help the medical-respite program—one of the few such programs in the U.S.—build more stable funding, and Northwestern Memorial hopes the stability the patients get will prevent unnecessary admissions and emergency room visits.
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