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Talk to NATO Medical Experts in Toxicology, Explosives and Trauma

Loyola Campus Ready after NATO Drills in Disaster Readiness

WHO:   Loyola University Health System, the only Level 1 trauma center in Illinois verified by the American College of Surgeons, is prepared for the upcoming NATO Summit.

Available to speak with media are Loyola medical experts:

Mary Capelli-Schellpfeffer, MD

Director of Occupational Health Services

Effect of Disaster and Terrorism Threat on Chicago’s Workforce


Mark E. Cichon, DO

Director of Emergency Medical Services

Overview of Disaster Preparedness


Christina Hantsch, MD

Toxicologist and former medical director of the Illinois Poison Control

Exposure to Crowd Control Agents: From Pepper Spray to Rubber Bullets



Arthur Sanford, MD

Trauma surgeon

Burn Injuries


Karen Spangle, MD

Former Army physician serving international duty

Blasts and Explosives: Devices, Injuries




WHERE:    Loyola University Medical Center

2160 S. First Ave., Maywood

For interviews, call Stasia Thompson at (708) 417-5036.


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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Stasia Thompson
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(708) 216-8232