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John F. Shea, MD, receives prestigious Bucy Award

MAYWOOD, Ill. (Feb. 6, 2014) – Loyola University Medical Center neurosurgeon John F. Shea, MD, has won the prestigious 2014 Bucy Award for his “outstanding contributions to neuro and spinal surgical education."

The international award is in recognition of Dr. Shea’s 22 years of academic teaching at the Cook County Annual Neurosurgery Course.

Dr. Shea is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, where he has taught generations of medical students.

The Bucy Award is named after the late Paul Bucy, MD, of Northwestern University, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and teacher. The award is presented annually by the Bucy Committee, which consists of past winners of the award.

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 is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that 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 255-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.

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