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Released: 8-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Loyola Medicine Opens Men's Health Center
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Loyola Medicine has opened a multidisciplinary men's health center that will be a gateway to the health care system for men who tend to shy away from doctors. The center, directed by Kevin McVary, MD, FACS, a nationally known urologist and leading expert in men's health, is the only academic medical center-affiliated program in the Chicago area.

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Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Loyola Medicine Specialist Transforms Face for Cancer Patient
Loyola Medicine

When 62-year-old Bartlett resident Norvell Bujarski was diagnosed with cancer, it was advanced. When he learned that he had squamous cell cancer of the nasal cavity, he didn’t want to settle for noninvasive approaches that may only offer him a partial extension of his life. He wanted to live a full life and was seeking a cure. In order to remove all of his tumors, Mr. Bujarski’s cancer surgeon would have to remove his entire nose including bone and tissue, eight of his front teeth and part of the roof of his mouth. When he needed a maxillofacial prosthesis to restore his form and function, he went to Dr. Charles Palin at Loyola University Medical Center's Oral Health Center.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
New Study Explains Potential Causes for “Happy Hypoxia” Condition in COVID-19 Patients
Loyola Medicine

A new research study provides possible explanations for COVID-19 patients who present with extremely low, otherwise life-threatening levels of oxygen, but no signs of dyspnea (difficulty breathing). This new understanding of the condition, known as silent hypoxemia or “happy hypoxia,” could prevent unnecessary intubation and ventilation in patients during the current and expected second wave of coronavirus.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 3:40 PM EDT
MacNeal Hospital Launches First Clinical Trial in Illinois of Novel Monitoring Device for Congestive Heart Failure Patients
Loyola Medicine

MacNeal Hospital is the first hospital in Illinois to participate in a national, randomized clinical trial using daily vital signs and lung pressure measurement to manage patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). The PROACTIVE-HF trial utilizes a new monitoring system, coupled with a pressure sensor, implanted directly into a blood vessel in the lung. This system provides information that is recorded and transmitted over a cellular or Wi-Fi connection to a patient’s provider, allowing for medication changes, if necessary, to prevent further health deterioration or hospitalization.

Newswise: Loyola University Medical Center Named to Becker's Hospital Review's 2020 List of
Released: 27-May-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Loyola University Medical Center Named to Becker's Hospital Review's 2020 List of "100 Great Hospitals in America"
Loyola Medicine

For the seventh year in a row, Loyola University Medical Center has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review's list of "100 Great Hospitals in America." Hospitals included in the new 2020 list "have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff and physician satisfaction,” according to Becker’s. “These institutions are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties."

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Released: 14-May-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Loyola Medicine Offers Tips to Help You Sleep During COVID-19
Loyola Medicine

The uncertainty and fear associated with the COVID-19 virus is causing many Americans to have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and yet a good night’s sleep has never been more important. “Now more than ever, we need to get good sleep,” said Loyola Medicine pulmonologist Amy Guralnick, MD. “Sleep can help our immune system function at its best. Getting a good night’s sleep also helps us to think clearly and to problem-solve better. Additionally, having adequate sleep helps our mental health, as a lack of sleep is linked with depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions.”

Newswise: Loyola Medicine Neurologist Calls for Broad Changes in Stroke Care During COVID-19
Released: 7-May-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Loyola Medicine Neurologist Calls for Broad Changes in Stroke Care During COVID-19
Loyola Medicine

Broad modifications to current standards for treating acute stroke patients during the COVID-19 pandemic may be needed to preserve health care resources, limit disease spread and ensure optimal care, according to a Loyola Medicine neurologist.

Newswise: Gottlieb Memorial Hospital's Renovated and Expanded Emergency Department Opening Today
Released: 5-May-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital's Renovated and Expanded Emergency Department Opening Today
Loyola Medicine

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital’s renovated and expanded emergency department will open today (Tuesday, May 5, 2020). The expansion will accommodate an increase in daily patient visits and future growth to meet the needs of Melrose Park and surrounding communities. Gottlieb is a member of Loyola Medicine, which includes Loyola University Medical Center and MacNeal Hospital. The $15.8 million project is made possible by the Gottlieb Memorial Foundation under the leadership of chairman Jack Weinberg. Mr. Weinberg’s grandparents, David and Dorothy Gottlieb, along with other community leaders, founded Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in 1961.

Released: 4-May-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Loyola Medicine to Resume Medical Services and Elective Surgeries in May
Loyola Medicine

In accordance with guidelines set by the Illinois State Department of Public Health, Loyola Medicine hospitals will resume elective surgeries in phases beginning May 11 to provide care for patients. Physician offices and clinics at the health system’s three hospitals—Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and MacNeal Hospital—will resume operations on Monday, May 4, including in-person visits and continued use of telehealth video visits.

Newswise: Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Receives Sixth Consecutive ‘A’ Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group
Released: 30-Apr-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Receives Sixth Consecutive ‘A’ Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group
Loyola Medicine

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital received its sixth consecutive ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade, considered the “gold measure” of patient safety, is a letter grade assigned to 2,600 general, acute-care hospitals across the country based on how well the hospital protects its patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

Newswise: Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) Receives
Second Consecutive ‘A’ Safety Grade from Leapfrog
Released: 30-Apr-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) Receives Second Consecutive ‘A’ Safety Grade from Leapfrog
Loyola Medicine

Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) received its second consecutive ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade, considered the “gold measure” of patient safety, is a letter grade assigned to 2,600 general, acute-care hospitals across the country based on how well the hospital protects its patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

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Released: 20-Apr-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Protect Your Heart During COVID-19
Loyola Medicine

Doctors and researchers are just beginning to document and understand the effects of heart disease in complicating and endangering recovery from the COVID-19 virus, as well as the potential impact of COVID-19 on the heart. In a new Loyola Medicine video, “Heart Disease and COVID-19,” cardiologist Asim Babar, MD, recommends that individuals with heart disease take especially good care of their health and heart during this pandemic.

Newswise: Trinity Health Appoints Loyola Medicine Chief Information Officer
Released: 13-Apr-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Trinity Health Appoints Loyola Medicine Chief Information Officer
Loyola Medicine

Trinity Health has announced the appointment of Eileen Matzek as the new regional chief information officer for Loyola Medicine, effective Thursday, April 2. In this role, Matzek will be responsible for all information technology (IT) service delivery for Loyola Medicine hospitals which include Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and MacNeal Hospital.

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Released: 13-Apr-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Is It Allergies or COVID-19?
Loyola Medicine

Spring allergies are in full force. So how do you know if your symptoms are due to allergies or the COVID-19 virus? In a new video, “How allergy symptoms differ from COVID-19,” Loyola Medicine allergist Rachna Shah, MD, outlines the different symptoms for each, and why it's important to keep your spring allergy and asthma symptoms under control during this pandemic.

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Released: 7-Apr-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Loyola Medicine Pediatrician Offers Advice on Protecting and Caring for Children During COVID-19
Loyola Medicine

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unprecedented challenges for children and parents. However, Bridget Boyd, MD, a Loyola Medicine pediatrician, says there are ways that parents can communicate, and actions that they can take, to protect children and help them to better understand, adapt to and recover from this experience. In the new Loyola Medicine video, “COVID-19: What Parents Need to Know about Protecting Their Kids,” Dr. Boyd offers tips for parents and caregivers.

Released: 1-Apr-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Loyola Medicine Doctor Urges Alcohol Moderation During Pandemic to Maintain a Healthy Immune System
Loyola Medicine

While it may be tempting to drink more while quarantined at home, a Loyola Medicine doctor is urging moderation, as too much alcohol can diminish the body’s ability to fight off infections like COVID-19.Majid Afshar, MD, a pulmonologist and critical care specialist and assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, has studied the effects of alcohol on the body’s immune system, as well as its impact on breathing and lung health. He warns that excessive alcohol use (at least four or five drinks over a few hours) can alter our cytokine response, or signaling proteins, which regulate the body’s immune response.

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Released: 1-Apr-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Loyola Medicine Psychologists Offer Tips and Resources for Coping During COVID-19
Loyola Medicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly and drastically changed day-to-day life in the U.S., causing fear and anxiety. Loyola Medicine clinical psychologists Elizabeth Simmons, PsyD, and Laura Wool, PsyD, provide tips for coping and staying positive during this time, as well as resources for securing additional help and care, in two, new Loyola Medicine videos.

Newswise: Lessons from the Spanish Flu: Cities that Enacted Early Isolation, Other Restrictions Had Significantly Lower Rates of Disease and Mortality
Released: 27-Mar-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Lessons from the Spanish Flu: Cities that Enacted Early Isolation, Other Restrictions Had Significantly Lower Rates of Disease and Mortality
Loyola Medicine

A review of published data and analysis on the Spanish flu, found that cities that adopted early and broad isolation and prevention measures had disease and mortality rates that were 30% to 50% lower than cities that adopted less stringent or later restrictions.

Newswise: Jennifer Grenier, Loyola Medicine Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, Receives AONL Early Careerist Award
Released: 10-Mar-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Jennifer Grenier, Loyola Medicine Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, Receives AONL Early Careerist Award
Loyola Medicine

Jennifer Grenier, Loyola Medicine Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, receives AONL Early Careerist Award

Newswise: MacNeal Hospital Receives Award for Pursuit to End Homelessness
Released: 3-Mar-2020 5:00 PM EST
MacNeal Hospital Receives Award for Pursuit to End Homelessness
Loyola Medicine

MacNeal Hospital received a Housing Forward Ending Homelessness Impact Award this past weekend “for embracing the intersection between housing and health care, and disrupting the cycle of homelessness.”

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Released: 3-Mar-2020 3:20 PM EST
March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: 5 Things You Should Know
Loyola Medicine

Colorectal cancer screening is highly effective in detecting and preventing colon and rectal cancers, the third leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And yet, one-third of Americans, ages 50 and older, have not been screened.

Released: 28-Feb-2020 3:05 PM EST
Loyola Medicine Names Regional Vice President for Case Management and Utilization Management
Loyola Medicine

Jennifer Scheeringa, MSN, RN-BC, ACM, has been named regional vice president for case management and utilization management for Loyola Medicine, effective March 2, 2020.

Newswise: Six Loyola Medicine Nurses Accepted to IONL Nurse Leader Fellowship
Released: 28-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
Six Loyola Medicine Nurses Accepted to IONL Nurse Leader Fellowship
Loyola Medicine

Six Loyola Medicine nurses were accepted to the Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders (IONL) Nurse Leader Fellowship.

Released: 26-Feb-2020 12:50 PM EST
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital ICU Receives AACN Silver Beacon Award for Excellence in Patient Care
Loyola Medicine

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital ICU Receives AACN Silver Beacon Award for Excellence in Patient Care

Newswise: TMS Shows Promise in Treating a Broad Range of Neurological Disorders, Including Stroke, Dementia and Migraines
Released: 24-Feb-2020 11:15 AM EST
TMS Shows Promise in Treating a Broad Range of Neurological Disorders, Including Stroke, Dementia and Migraines
Loyola Medicine

TMS shows promise in treating a broad range of neurological disorders, including stroke, dementia and migraines

Released: 14-Feb-2020 12:05 PM EST
Loyola Medicine's Cardiovascular Experts Provide Screening and Treatment for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine's Cardiovascular Experts Provide Screening and Treatment for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Released: 13-Feb-2020 3:35 PM EST
Loyola Medicine Study Explores Hypnotherapy for Gastrointestinal Issues
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine is among the first to conduct a clinical study using hypnotherapy to treat functional dyspepsia, a gastrointestinal disorder affecting approximately 10 percent of the population.

Newswise: Loyola Medicine Physician Receives 
American Gastroenterological Association’s Highest Honor
Released: 13-Feb-2020 12:40 PM EST
Loyola Medicine Physician Receives American Gastroenterological Association’s Highest Honor
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine Physician Receives American Gastroenterological Association’s Highest Honor

Newswise: Loyola Medicine Psychiatrist Appointed to the 
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Scientific Advisory Board
Released: 5-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
Loyola Medicine Psychiatrist Appointed to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Scientific Advisory Board
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine Psychiatrist Appointed to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Scientific Advisory Board

Released: 3-Jan-2020 12:50 PM EST
Loyola Medicine Recognized in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy 2019 High Performers List
Loyola Medicine

Maywood, IL – Loyola Medicine's Philanthropy team has been included in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) 2019 High Performers list. AHP has recognized 74 U.S. and 10 Canadian philanthropic organizations as high-performing fundraisers in the healthcare industry for fiscal year 2018. These organizations are primarily philanthropy departments and foundations affiliated with nonprofit hospitals or health systems that were surveyed for AHP’s 2019 Report on Giving, which provides key industry benchmarks for healthcare fundraisers.

Newswise: Chicago Physician Among Appointed Authors of New Guidelines for Treatment of Ischemic Stroke
Released: 2-Jan-2020 11:50 AM EST
Chicago Physician Among Appointed Authors of New Guidelines for Treatment of Ischemic Stroke
Loyola Medicine

Chicago Physician Among Appointed Authors of New Guidelines for Treatment of Ischemic Stroke

Released: 23-Dec-2019 10:40 AM EST
Two Loyola Medicine Hospitals Named to Leapfrog's National 2019 Top Hospitals List
Loyola Medicine

Two Loyola Medicine Hospitals Named to Leapfrog's National 2019 Top Hospitals List

Released: 16-Dec-2019 4:05 PM EST
MacNeal Hospital Named One of the Nation's Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals for the Second Year
Loyola Medicine

MacNeal Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health®. The study spotlights the top-performing cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. This is the second consecutive year that MacNeal Hospital has been recognized with this honor.

Released: 9-Dec-2019 2:20 PM EST
Loyola Medicine Invests in Raising Minimum Wage for Workforce
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine Invests in Raising Minimum Wage for Workforce

Released: 27-Nov-2019 12:20 PM EST
Loyola Launches Study on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Female Athletes
Loyola Medicine

A multidisciplinary team at Loyola Medicine is launching a clinical research study to determine the most prevalent factors impacting young women’s pelvic health.

Newswise: Loyola Medicine Names Regional 
Vice President, Finance, Loyola Medical Group
Released: 26-Nov-2019 10:50 AM EST
Loyola Medicine Names Regional Vice President, Finance, Loyola Medical Group
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine Names Regional Vice President, Finance, Loyola Medical Group

Released: 19-Nov-2019 3:50 PM EST
Loyola Medicine Researchers Recommend Increased Medical Sideline Coverage for Chicago Public High School Football Games
Loyola Medicine

Researchers at Loyola Medicine recently completed a follow-up study to reassess the state of medical sideline coverage during football games and practices at the 99 Chicago public high schools.

Newswise: Loyola University Medical Center Names Steven Edelstein, MD, Chair of Anesthesiology
Released: 14-Nov-2019 4:35 PM EST
Loyola University Medical Center Names Steven Edelstein, MD, Chair of Anesthesiology
Loyola Medicine

Steven Edelstein, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, has been named chair for the Loyola University Medical Center department of anesthesiology, effective December 1, 2019.

Newswise: Loyola Medicine Names New Vice President of Finance, Academic
Released: 14-Nov-2019 4:25 PM EST
Loyola Medicine Names New Vice President of Finance, Academic
Loyola Medicine

Manmeet S. (Mani) Taneja, CPA, CHFP, has been named vice president of Finance - Academic for Loyola Medicine, effective December 2, 2019.

Released: 14-Nov-2019 4:20 PM EST
Loyola Medicine Hospitals Nationally Recognized with 'As' for the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Loyola Medicine

Loyola University Medical Center and Gottlieb Hospital were awarded ‘A’ grades for safety in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing hospital achievements for protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.

Newswise: Loyola University Medical Center Names 
Timothy M. Carrigan, PhD, RN 
Chief Nursing Officer
Released: 13-Nov-2019 1:40 PM EST
Loyola University Medical Center Names Timothy M. Carrigan, PhD, RN Chief Nursing Officer
Loyola Medicine

Loyola University Medical Center Names Timothy M. Carrigan, PhD, RN Chief Nursing Officer

Released: 7-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST
Loyola University Medical Center Receives Magnet® Re-Designation
Loyola Medicine

Loyola University Medical Center has received Magnet® re-designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This is Loyola's third consecutive ANCC survey resulting in Magnet® designation.

Released: 6-Nov-2019 3:35 PM EST
Loyola Physician Named President-Elect of ABOS
Loyola Medicine

Michael S. Bednar, MD, chief of hand surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Stritch School of Medicine has been named President-Elect of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

Released: 6-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
Twenty-seven Loyola Physicians Named to Chicago Magazine's 2019 Top Cancer Doctors
Loyola Medicine

Twenty-seven Loyola Medicine physicians have been named to Chicago magazine's 2019 list of "Chicago's Top Cancer Doctors."

Released: 23-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
New Prostate Cancer Biopsy Reduces Risk of Infection, Improves Accuracy
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine is among the first centers to offer a new minimally invasive prostate cancer biopsy that minimizes the risk of infection and may increase the cancer detection rate. It's called the transperineal prostate biopsy.

Newswise: Chance DNA Test Connects Cancer Patient to Donor Who Saved Her Life
Released: 9-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Chance DNA Test Connects Cancer Patient to Donor Who Saved Her Life
Loyola Medicine

On the day he was born, Patrick Davey saved a woman's life. His parents donated his umbilical cord blood, which was used in a stem cell transplant that saved the life of cancer patient Holly Becker.

Released: 4-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
How Sepsis Care Program Saves Lives and Reduces Costs
Loyola Medicine

A sepsis care quality improvement program saves lives, shortens hospital stays and reduces healthcare costs, according to a study by researchers at Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago.

Released: 4-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Pharmacists in the Emergency Department Speed Delivery of Critical Drug to Patients with Life-Threatening Bleeding
Loyola Medicine

A first-of-its-kind study has found that when a pharmacist is present in the emergency room, patients on blood thinners who experience life-threatening bleeding receive a live-saving coagulation drug much more quickly.

Released: 4-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Richard Freeman, MD, Named Regional Chief Clinical Officer of Loyola Medicine
Loyola Medicine

Richard K. Freeman, MD, MBA, FACS, has been named regional chief clinical officer of Loyola Medicine, effective November 4.


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