Organ transplant programs are so prestigious, they're sparking crosstown rivalry
By Kristen Schorsch
Here's a new twist on crosstown rivalry among Chicago-area hospitals: They're aggressively bulking up their organ transplant programs and poaching prominent specialists from local and national competitors to pull it off. Demand is up, but there's another reason for Illinois' surge: more available organs. It's an unintended consequence of the opioid epidemic—people who die of overdoses have become a new source of organs. Read more.