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New life in Chicago brings refugees to health center's doors

Chicago Tribune, January 5, 2009

Run by Mt. Sinai Hospital, a Chicago center treats refugee patients exclusively. But differences in culture, religion, and language pose daily challenges at the West Rogers Park health center. Since 1975, about 130,000 refugees have resettled in the Chicago area, and many pass through the doors of the Touhy clinic, which opened in the early 1970s. Except for the physicians, the staff members are themselves former refugees.