health care

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. 

Cancer Support Center gala marks 25th anniversary

The Cancer Support Center's Annual Spring Gala is set for Friday, April 20, at The Odyssey, 19110 S. Ridgeland Ave. in Tinley Park. 
 
This event, centered on a "Wizard of Oz" theme, includes a tribute to cancer survivors, dinner, silent auction, raffles, entertainment and more. Emmy Award-winning traffic/transportation anchor Roz Varon of ABC 7 Chicago will be on-hand as the program emcee for the evening.
 

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.

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