Monday, April 7, 2014

Be a hero for kids like Owen at the Health, Hope & Heroes 5K

Owen, a 3-year-old who lives in the Chicago suburbs, was seriously injured in an accident involving a riding lawn mower. He was airlifted to Loyola's Level I trauma center and was treated for injuries to his right foot and left leg. After 28 days and three surgeries, Loyola doctors and nurses helped Owen to heal. Eventually Owen learned to use a prosthesis to walk and run again.

You can be a hero for children like Owen by joining us at the Health, Hope & Heroes 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital at Loyola University Medical Center. Meet more Loyola heroes and register for the 5K at

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, 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.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.