Golf Outing to Support Liver Patients
Friday, May 11, 2018

Golf Outing to Support Peoria-Area Liver Patients

 
MAYWOOD, IL – At the 9th Jack Felts Memorial Golf Classic on Saturday, May 12, the new Loyola Jack Felts Hepatology Clinic in Peoria will be announced.
 
Loyola Medicine hepatologists treat Peoria-area patients for liver conditions including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, liver cancerliver disease, primary biliary cholangitis, hemochromatosis, Wilson disease, autoimmune hepatitis, alcohol-induced liver injury and acute liver failure.
 
Loyola's liver team, headed by Scott Cotler, MD, travels twice each month to the hepatology clinic in Peoria, which conducts about 750 patient visits per year. The clinic enables Peoria-area patients and their families to receive highly specialized care in their local community. The clinic, located at UnityPoint Health Methodist, 221 NE Glen Oak Ave., is now named in honor of Jack Felts, who died in 2009 from liver cancer.
 
Mr. Felts' family and friends continued his legacy by creating the Jack Felts Hepatology Patient Fund, which helps families from the Peoria area with housing while their loved ones are being treated at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.
The fund is supported through the annual golf outing, which will be held Saturday, May 12 from noon to 8 pm at the Weaver Ridge Golf Club, 5100 N. WeaverRidge Blvd., Peoria.
 
For more information, visit the Jack Felts Memorial Golf Classic website. To make an appointment at the Loyola Jack Felts Hepatology Clinic in Peoria, please call 888-584-7888.
 

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.