Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Chicago Magazine Selects 3 Gottlieb Physicians for 'Top Docs for Jocks' List

MELROSE PARK, Ill. – Three Gottlieb Memorial Hospital physicians have been selected as the region’s “medical MVPs” by Chicago Magazine in their “Best Sports Medicine Doctors in Chicago and the Suburbs.” Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health-care research and information company, compiled the list after surveying physicians and medical leadership of top hospitals to identify “highly skilled, exceptional doctors.” Physicians at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, part of Loyola University Health System, who are on the list of Best Sports Medicine Doctors in Chicago and the Suburbs include: • William J. Hopkinson, MD, vice chairman, Joint Reconstruction and Replacement at Loyola University Health System; program director, orthopaedic surgery residency program • Jeffrey S. Meisles, MD, attending orthopaedic surgeon; past chairman, surgery at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital • Pietro Tonino, MD, chief, Division of Sports Medicine, Loyola University Health System; team physician, Loyola University and Lewis University All three Gottlieb physicians are fellows of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. “Gottlieb strives for excellence in patient care and is honored to have these orthopaedic surgeons recognized for their skill and leadership,” said Trisha Cassidy, president, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. “That the distinction is bestowed by their Chicago medical colleagues is particularly rewarding.”

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part 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. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At 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 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago 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.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.