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Hospital helps dying patients return to homeland

Jan 2, 2011 7:38:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
Stroger has arranged final trips for dozens of terminally ill

The palliative care team at Stroger Hospital has taken on a duty that goes beyond medical care: It arranges to send terminally ill foreign-born patients home to die. About 38 percent of the unit's patients are foreign-born. Every year, about 25 to 30 ask to return to their homelands.

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