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The Shore Thing Episode Five: Sam Usem On Local Healthcare and Running For Hospital Board

Feb 01, 2024 08:41AM ● By Content Editor

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The Shore Thing Podcast Episode Five, with Joe Friedrichs and Steve Fernlund - released January 31, 2024

Editor's note: Boreal Community Media is excited to act as a local partner for sharing The Shore Thing Podcast to help bring even more local news to the Cook County community. The views and opinions shared in the podcast episodes do not necessarily reflect those held by Boreal Community Media. Any questions or feedback should be directed to The Shore Thing at [email protected]

To learn more about the podcast, click here.

Find other episodes here.

To listen to the podcast on Spotify, click here.


From Joe & Steve: Sam Usem is a Cook County resident who is interested in local healthcare issues. Sam has been attending meetings of the North Shore Health Hospital Board for many months, including meetings before the situation with Dr. Bruce Dahlman's dismissal from the local hospital.

Sam is intending to run for the District 4 seat on the NSH board in this year's election. The seat is currently held by Kay Olson, who is serving as chair of the board at this time.

In this episode of the podcast, Sam talks with Steve and Joe about local healthcare issues, the hullabaloo at the hospital following Dr. Dahlman's firing, the grassroots Concerned Citizens for Cook County Healthcare group, and other topics related to healthcare in the community.

Listen to the full episode below, or by clicking here. 
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