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Team physicians cheer Loyola to its first NCAA Men's Volleyball title

MAYWOOD, Ill. (May 5, 2014) – Among those cheering Loyola University Chicago to the NCAA Men’s Volleyball championship was Loyola team physician Dr. Nate Jones.
He was thrilled to see Loyola win its first ever men’s volleyball title when it defeated Stanford on May 3. He also was gratified that the Ramblers suffered no major injuries throughout their championship season.

“The team was very healthy, which I believe helped them win the Final Four,” Jones said.
Jones works on injury-prevention exercises and techniques with the volleyball team’s athletic trainers and strength and conditioning coaches.

Jones is a Primary Care Sports Medicine physician at Loyola University Health System, with subspecialty training in Sports Medicine. He is an assistant professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

In addition to treating injuries, Jones treats players for colds and other minor illnesses.
Loyola doctors are team physicians for all of Loyola’s teams. In addition to Jones, they include Dr. Douglas Evans, who also attended the Final Four, and Dr. Pietro Tonino. Tonino is program director of Sports Medicine and a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation. Evans is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation.

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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