WGN Channel 9 News
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Tom Flanagan: " These clinicians, they go into these areas to help the people, and it’s a privilege to work with people that do this, that have the courage to do this, every day, day in and day out. "
Ollie Gavin, retired CPD officer, Accord Detective Agency: " We are the nurses’ eyes and ears, sometimes inside of a patient’s residence and sometimes outside. "
Accord Detective Agency provides security for " Advocate’s home health nurses – the foot soldiers who care for patients with limited mobility and those too sick to make it to the doctor’s office."
Ollie Gavin: " I’ve had situations where Atundra was inside providing care for one of the patients, and I’m sitting in the relatively close area and people are shooting, so I’ve got to contact her, let her know what’s taking place outside so she won’t walk outside into some type of a crossfire. "
In tough parts of Chicago, nurses bring protection
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Requests for security during home health visits by nurses in Chicago have grown in the last year.
" Liva checks in with officials from Accord Detective Agency where he works to learn what crimes have occurred overnight. He maps out a route and drives his nurses directly to where they need to work."
Nurses dodge bullets to provide care
(CNN) Sat. March 2, 2013
"Accord Detective Agency provides health care workers with armed guards for protection."
Nurses encounter drugs, prostitution and gunfire while treating patients in some of the roughest areas in Chicago.
In Chicago nurses dodge bullets
Health College March 4, 2013 Nurses dodge bullets to provide care