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Friday, June 9, 2017

Anthony Baldea, MD, Named Medical Director of Loyola Medicine's Burn Center

MAYWOOD, IL –  Burn and critical care surgeon Anthony Baldea, MD, has been named medical director of Loyola Medicine’s widely acclaimed burn center.

“My goal is to continue our growth as a nationally recognized burn center that excels both in clinical care and research,” Dr. Baldea said.

Loyola’s Burn Center, one of the busiest in the Midwest, delivers multidisciplinary care for the most complex cases, including thermal, chemical and electrical burns; soft tissue infections such as necrotizing fasciitis; skin sloughing rashes such as toxic epidermal necrolysis; and frostbite.

Each year, the center admits nearly 750 patients and conducts about 4,000 outpatient clinic visits.

Loyola’s Burn Center is the first and longest-serving burn center in Illinois to receive joint verification from the American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons. This verification indicates to patients, families, insurers and other parties that a center provides high-quality care from the time of injury through rehabilitation. To be verified, a burn center must meet rigorous standards for organizational structure, personnel qualifications, facilities resources and medical care services.

Dr. Baldea is an assistant professor in the division of trauma, surgical critical care and burns in the department of surgery of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Baldea earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago. He completed a residency in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and fellowships in burn surgery and surgical critical care at the University of California at Davis Medical Center.

Dr. Baldea is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care.

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 94 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 133,000 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.