WHO: “Rosie” the 5-foot-5-inch telemedicine robot, who helps world-class stroke specialists at Loyola University Hospital in Maywood examine stroke patients at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, will make an informal “house call” to the 250 students, staff and visitors at the 6th annual VEX Robotic Competition in Oak Park.
WHEN/WHERE: Join us Saturday, Feb. 5, 9-11 a.m., Percy Julian Middle School,
416 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park
Please call Stasia Thompson at (708) 417-5036 if you plan to attend.
WHY: Sponsored by the Oak Park Education Foundation, the competition will have students from Percy Julian Middle School and Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School demonstrate the robots that they have been designing, building and programming since October.
• Students who do well in this competition will progress to a regional competition next weekend.
• Come interview students about their futuristic creations.
• Capture the many robotic “brainchildren” of these students who are making their debut at this competition.
• Interact with “Rosie” the Gottlieb/Loyola telemedicine robot, and John Whapham, MD, assistant professor, Neurology & Neurological Surgery; director, Neurointerventional Program, Loyola University Medical Center.
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.