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Friday, March 16, 2018

Loyola Medicine Sports Medicine Physicians Serving as Team Doctors for Loyola Ramblers

Pietro Tonino, MD, Nathaniel Jones, MD, Douglas Evans, MD
MAYWOOD, IL – For 30 years, Loyola Medicine sports medicine specialist Pietro Tonino, MD, and his colleagues have served as team physicians for Loyola University Chicago's men's basketball team.
On Thursday, March 15, Dr. Tonino and Nathaniel Jones, MD, will be courtside as the Ramblers play in their first NCAA tournament in 33 years.
"It's a privilege to be part of this historic game," Dr. Tonino said. "We hope no one gets hurt, but in the event there are any injuries, we will be on the court immediately."
Dr. Tonino, an orthopaedic surgeon and Loyola Medicine's program director of sports medicine, Dr. Jones, a family medicine physician and medical director of sports medicine, and
Douglas Evans, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon, have served as team doctors this season.
Other Loyola Medicine physicians who have provided care for the Ramblers include Paul Belich, MDNickolas Garbis, MDDane Salazar, MDMichael Bednar, MD, and Adam Schiff, MD.
As sports medicine specialists, Dr. Tonino and other team doctors treat conditions ranging from cuts and bruises to more serious injuries such as foot fractures and ACL knee injuries. They are also available to treat players and staff for colds and other minor illnesses.
Loyola's sports medicine specialists provide comprehensive, integrated orthopaedic and sports medicine care for high school, college and professional athletes as well as casual players. Multispecialty fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, primary care doctors, athletic trainers and physical therapists provide services to prevent injuries, maintain health and optimize performance.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.