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Despite the risks, retired Illinois healthcare providers are answering the call as hospitals battle a pandemic

By Chicago Tribune  
   March 26, 2020

At least 180 retired nurses, doctors, physician assistants and respiratory care therapists have answered Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s call for retired health care workers to return to the workforce by applying to have their professional licenses temporarily restored. “We’re in the middle of a battle and we need reinforcements,” Pritzker said Saturday in announcing the request.

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