health care

Rep. Kelly hosts Monday meeting on health care needs

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., is convening an issues-focused hearing on Monday, Aug. 14, aimed at strengthening the debate on healthcare reform.
 
The non-partisan Congressional field inquiry will be conducted from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St. in Chicago in Room 2525.
 

Medical advances help Dr. Pradhan greatly improve vascular problems

“I get a real sense of pleasure that I am saving lives and limbs as a vascular surgeon,” said Dr. Sanjeev Pradhan, a surgeon at South Suburban Hospital and one of a handful of board certified and fellowship trained vascular and endovascular surgeons in the South Suburbs. 

For Pradhan, vascular surgery is a fascinating mix of medicine and very sophisticated, technically challenging surgeries.

Ingalls Receives national achievement award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer

Ingalls Memorial Hospital recently was presented with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Ingalls is one of a group of 50 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed in 2015. The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.

Ingalls adds ENT, audiology services at Flossmoor location

Ingalls Memorial Hospital announced recently that noted otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon Dr. Francis L. Hobson has moved his practice from the Kankakee area and joined the medical staff at Ingalls Memorial Hospital. Hobson is accepting new patients at Ingalls Family Care Center in Flossmoor and Ingalls Family Care Center in Tinley Park. In addition to full-service ear, nose and throat care, he performs cochlear hearing implants.

Jenna Kiel serving as clinical director at Cancer Support Center

Dr. Jenna Kiel has been named the new clinical director for The Cancer Support Center. Staff at the center became familiar with her work when Kiel interned there when she was a doctoral student at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. 

​Advocate South Suburban Hospital skilled nursing facility among the best in the country according to U.S. News & World Report

The skilled nursing facility at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest has been rated among the best nursing homes in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital’s skilled nursing unit was awarded an overall Five Star Quality Rating on the organization’s Best Nursing Homes 2015 list, according to a news release from the hospital.

Advocate South Suburban Hospital recognized for safeguarding the health of newborns and mothers

Advocate South Suburban Hospital has been recognized by for its efforts to improve the health of babies born at the Hazel Crest hospital by eliminating early elective baby deliveries and elective cesarean sections,according to a news release from the hospital.

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