Friday, June 3, 2011

Doctor Who Produces Official Allergy Count of the Midwest Makes House Call

Loyola Physicians to Discuss Hand Germs, Provide Free Pulmonary Screenings and First Aid at Oak Park

WHO: Dr. Joseph Leija, allergist, along with five physicians from Loyola University Health System, will interact with residents of all ages during Oak Park’s annual “Day in our Village” festival Sunday, June 4, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Dr. Leija, of Loyola’s Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, is certified by the National Allergy Bureau to perform the official daily allergy count for the Midwest.

The Gottlieb Allergy Count is available to the public in English, Polish and Spanish, through Twitter; on and on two free phone lines, 1-866-4-POLLEN (476-5536) in English and 1-866-ALERGIA (253-7442) in Spanish. WHEN: Sunday, June 5 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Day in our Village Scoville Park, Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, Ill. WHAT: An all-family event kicking off the start of summer with live music, games, food and more. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, part of Loyola University Health System, will staff the first-aid booth (#2) and also the Gottlieb Memorial Hospital health booth (#27). Physicians will demonstrate good hand hygiene through the use of a black light to reveal actual germs on the hands of attendees. • 11 – 12:30 p.m. Dr. Rodney Schainis, internal medicine Dr. Lisa Liu, family practice • 12:30 - 2 p.m. Dr. Carlos Reynes, internal medicine • 2 – 3:30 p.m. Dr. Joseph Leija, allergist – free pulmonary screenings • 3:30 – 5 p.m. Dr. John Boblick, internal medicine, pediatrician • 5 – 6 p.m. Dr. Jessica Bartfield, internal medicine

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.