Emergency room at hospital near Wrigley bracing for sigificant increase in patients

Friday October 28th, 2016

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, a hospital just a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, is gearing up for a busy weekend as the Cubs begin the first of three World Series games at home.

According to WGN in Chicago, the hospital saw a 20% increase in patients when the Cubs clinched a spot in the World Series with an NLCS Game 6 win, and is adding more doctors and nurses ahead of this weekend’s games.

“Especially after the bars closed, we did see an increased amount of patients coming in,” register nurse Anna Scaccia told WGN. “Falls, injuries, lacerations. It was very significant, hence why we are increasing our employees during that time.”

Fans began filing into Wrigleyvile as early as 5:30 a.m. CT on Friday. It figures to be a very long few days.

– Kenny Ducey

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