Thursday, October 11, 2012

Dr. Tulio Rodriguez Named 'Hero of Hope ' by Leukemia Research Foundation

MAYWOOD, Ill. - The Leukemia Research Foundation has named Loyola University Medical Center oncologist Dr. Tulio Rodriguez one of its “Heroes for Hope."

The foundation cited Rodriguez for participating numerous times in the foundation’s Patient Education Series. Rodriguez also has been a panelist and presenter at the foundation’s Town Hall meeting, Town Hall meeting in Spanish and Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients Conference.

September was National Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Each day during the month, the foundation designated a new Hero. Rodriguez’s designation was announced Sept. 27 on the foundation’s Facebook page

“Our heroes are people, companies and partnering organizations that help us in the fight to cure blood cancers,” Leukemia Research Foundation spokesman Carl F. Alston said.

Rodriguez is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. His special interests include blood disorders, leukemia, monoclonal gammopathies, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkins lymphoma and stem cell/bone marrow transplant.

The Leukemia Research Foundation funds medical research into the causes and cures of blood cancers, provides patient financial assistance and offers educational and emotional support programs.

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 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 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 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.