WHO: Residents concerned about heart health will participate in annual heart health tests to “know their numbers” for medical risks. Adults will learn their levels for cholesterol and glucose after taking fasting blood tests and also understand their blood pressure. Community members will also hear cardiologists discuss heart palpitations and cholesterol management.
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, April 30
8- 10:30 a.m.
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
701 W. North Ave.
Melrose Park, Ill.
Please call Stasia Thompson at (708) 417-5036 to attend.
WHY: Interview a wide range of “worried well” citizens about events of the day, their concerns over health-care reform and much more. Talk with Loyola University Health System cardiologists, registered nurses and phlebotomists about the importance of good health practices.
Capture the conversations - outside the sterile confines of the traditional physicians’ office - between “everyday people” and medical health experts.
Loyola/Gottlieb physicians include:
Dr. Ivan Pacold, cardiologist, chairman, Cardiology Department
Dr. Alexander Green, electrophysiologist, cardiologist
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus, Loyola University Hospital, is a 569-licensed-bed facility. It houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 264-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.