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Cancer Support Center's remodeled Homewood space is rededicated on Thursday

The Cancer Support Center is inviting participants, volunteers, donors and community members to a rededication on Thursday, Oct. 25, of the newly remodeled Homewood location, 2028 Elm Road.
 
The 6 to 8 p.m. event also includes an art show of work by Cancer Support Center participants and a newly created video.
 

Surgeon tops 1,000 robotic procedures

Advocate South Suburban Hospital announced Monday that Dr. Erik Swenson, a general surgeon at hospital in Hazel Crest, has completed nearly 1,300 robotic surgeries.
 
  Dr. Erik Swenson has 
  completed more than 
  1,000 robotic surgeries.

Walk of Hope for Cancer Support Center is Sunday

Donna Anfield of Homewood has been coming to the Cancer Support Center the past four years and has found ways to give back.
 
She’ll do that again on Sunday, Oct. 7, volunteering her time at the Walk of Hope, the agency’s major fundraiser. She’s looking forward to seeing friends and their families come out Sunday. 

Franciscan Health ER consolidation nears completion with added treatment rooms in Olympia Fields

Earlier this year the new Franciscan Health Olympia Fields Emergency Department opened with increased space for patients in anticipation of the closure of the emergency room at Franciscan Health Chicago Heights. The new emergency department includes 32 treatment rooms with six being minor care beds for treating those with illness or injury of minor acuity, two trauma rooms, three nurse stations and a modern and spacious waiting room. 

Jonathan Goble appointed interim president of Ingalls Memorial

Jonathan R. Goble, a health care executive with more than three decades of experience leading community hospitals and health systems, has been selected to serve as interim president of Ingalls Memorial Hospital.
 

  Jonathan Goble

Homewood’s Cancer Support Center celebrating 25 years of hope, help and healing

There was a time when a cancer patient and the doctor did what they could to fight through the tedious and exhausting battles of treatment and recovery. That changed 25 years ago when volunteers organized the Cancer Support Center in Homewood.

Homewood resident honored by Franciscan Health Olympia Fields with Daisy Award

  Raymond Camp of Homewood, a nurse with Franciscan 
  Health Olympia Fields, receives a DAISY Award for
  excellent patient care.
(Provided photo)

After more than 30 years at Ingalls, Kurt Johnson to retire as president

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Kurt Johnson is retiring as president of Ingalls Memorial Hospital after nearly four decades as a health care administrator and leader. Johnson dedicated more than 30 years of his career to Ingalls, joining the organization as vice president for administration in 1987.

Rep. Kelly sponsors legislation to advance maternal health

Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., is sponsoring legislation in Congress to address the rise in maternal mortality rates.
 
She announced the legislation, MOMMA Act, at a press conference May 12 at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial in Harvey. Kelly, who represents Homewood and Flossmoor in Congress, is chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls.
 

Homewood man’s life starts anew with stem cell transplant

David Matasar will celebrate his 65th birthday on Oct. 17, 2018, but he will tell you his life started over in 2017. The day after his October birthday he will be marking Year One since his stem cell transplant, part of his treatment for mantle cell lymphona cancer. Doctors “consider that Day Zero or your re-birth,” Matasar said. 

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