Ingalls Health System

A lifetime in emergency medicine: Meet Flossmoor's Dr. Bernie

For two generations, south suburban paramedics and other medical professionals have known him as “Dr. Bernie.” Dr. Bernard Heilicser is an emergency room physician, a teacher, an expert in medical ethics and an active volunteer member of the Flossmoor Fire Department.

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.

Superstar Jennifer Hudson headlines Ingalls Hospital gala

Jennifer Hudson, award-winning singer, actress and author, will be the headliner for the 44th Annual Ingalls Benefit Show on June 4 at the Star Plaza Theater in Merrillville, Ind.

The event supports Ingalls Health System’s clinical care, community benefit programs and employee scholarships.

Ingalls to host diabetes forum Feb. 29 with focus on wound care

The next meeting of the Ingalls Diabetes Forum is 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, and will feature general surgeon and wound care specialist Dr. Michael Romberg, who will discuss diabetic wounds and how to care for them.

Romberg is a board certified general surgeon whose specialties include wound care and cancer surgeries.

The meeting will take place in the first-floor conference room at Ingalls Family Care Center, 19550 Governors Highway in Flossmoor.

Outpatient spine surgery now available at Ingalls Same Day Surgery

Ingalls Same Day Surgery in Tinley Park has announced it now offers two spine procedures — microdiscectomy and laminectomy — as an outpatient service. 

The first procedures were performed in December following the recent addition of renowned spine surgeons Anthony Rinella, M.D., and Kris Siemionow, M.D., to the Ingalls Same Day Surgery medical staff, according to a news release from Ingalls.

Patients can now have spine surgery, recover and go home on the very same day.

Ingalls, U of C Medicine pursuing combined health delivery system

Ingalls Health System, a vital provider of medical services in the South Suburbs, including a major facility in Flossmoor, announced Thursday that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with University of Chicago Medicine to pursue a combined integrated health delivery system.

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