Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Homewood domestic violence agency surprised by Ingalls contract termination

After nearly 20 years of providing domestic violence advocacy services to patients, South Suburban Family Shelter found out in early November that UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital is ending its contract.
 
According to SSFS executive director Jennifer Gabrenya, the agency received a short letter via email from Ingalls in the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 2, that the hospital network was terminating their relationship as of Nov. 30.
 

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 presents Susan Fine the Dr. Desser Spirit of Life Award

Susan Fine, director of marketing at Ingalls Memorial Hospital, is the Cancer Support Center’s 2017 recipient of the Richard K. Desser M.D. Spirit of Life Award.

Ingalls Hospital merger with UChicago Medicine is announced

After more than 10 months of negotiations, Ingalls Memorial Hospital has become part of the UChicago Medicine brand with its merger with the University of Chicago Medicine.

The hospital, based in Harvey, has five outpatient centers, including its Family Care Center in Flossmoor.

The merger was announced Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The ‘burning facts’ about sun safety

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The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

Did you know the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes? 
 

  Dr. Michael 
  Romberg

Ingalls Hospital Laboratory Job Fair March 4

Ingalls Memorial Hospital is hosting a job fair March 4 for persons interested in working as clinical lab associates (phlebotomists) and medical technologists.

The fair is from 8 a.m. to noon in the lower level of the hospital’s Professional Office Building, 156th and Wood Streets in Harvey.

To be considered, clinical lab associates must have successfully completed an accredited phlebotomy program or achieved certification by:

Ingalls Hospital hosts nurse recruitment fair Feb. 10

Ingalls Memorial Hospital’s nursing leadership team is hosting a recruitment fair on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 5 p.m., in the hospital’s Professional Office Building, 71 W. 156th St. in Harvey.

The fair is especially designed for registered nurses, preferably those with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Nurses with an associate degree in nursing with a minimum of one year of experience and who are actively pursuing a B.S.N. degree will also be considered.

Ingalls Offers ‘presidential’ cancer treatment

Former President Jimmy Carter recently announced that treatment had destroyed his melanoma-related brain tumors, putting him into remission. The drug credited with effectively treating Carter's cancer, Keytruda, is also being used at Ingalls Cancer Care, according to a news release from the hospital.

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.

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