Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Gottlieb Center for Immediate Care at River Forest

Editor's note: On May 1, Gottlieb Immediate Care Center at River Forest was renamed Loyola Center for Health at River Forest.

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital opened a new health center designed around the needs of patients in the near west suburbs. The Gottlieb Center for Immediate Care at River Forest, 7617 W. North Ave., is part of the Loyola University Health System. Physicians from both the Loyola Maywood and the Gottlieb Melrose Park campuses care for patients at the nearly 10,000 square-foot new facility.

“Patients have easy access to immediate care services as well as comprehensive health care right in their own neighborhood,” said Ken Fishbain, chief operating officer, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. “Many of our physicians live in Oak Park and River Forest and are delighted to have a center close to their homes, where they can practice and take care of their neighbors.”

Loyola physicians offer care in orthopaedics and podiatry and in immediate care services.

Primary care physicians as well as obstetrician/gynecologists also will be caring for patients at the River Forest. Loyola physicians work in close partnership with referring physicians, who are sending patients to River Forest for immediate care, consultations, test and imaging services.

Loyola’s immediate care physicians care for minor illnesses and injuries including sprains, fractures, fevers, infections and allergic reactions.

Loyola’s orthopaedic and podiatry experts at River Forest provide comprehensive treatment for a full range of services including fractures, joint replacement, pediatric orthopaedics, spine surgery and sports medicine.

The Gottlieb Center for Immediate Care medical staff office is nearly 10,000-square-feet and offers free parking and Wi-Fi for the convenience of patients in the all-new facility. For more information about the Gottlieb Immediate Care Center at River Forest call (708) 771-1300.

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 91 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.