Monday, May 4, 2009

Loyola Breast Imaging Specialist Elected President of Illinois Radiology Society

MAYWOOD, Il. -- Dr. Kathleen Ward, Medical Director of Women's Health Imaging at Loyola University Health System, has been elected President of the Illinois Radiological Society.

The society, comprised of physicians and physicists certified by the American Board of Radiology, is the Illinois chapter of the American College of Radiology. The society includes two local divisions: Chicago Radiological Society and Central Illinois Radiological Society.

Ward is past president of the American Association for Women Radiologists and the Chicago Radiological Society. She also was founding secretary of the Resident Physician Section of the Chicago Radiological Society, the first radiology resident section in the nation and the model for the Resident and Physician Section of the American College of Radiology. She received the honorary degree of Fellowship from the American College of Radiology in large part due to her contributions to local and national radiology organizations.

Ward received her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and an imaging fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at Stritch.

Ward lives in Palos Park with her husband, Dr. Mark Reiter, an internist, and children, Elizabeth and Daniel.

"I am honored to be the newly elected president of the Illinois Radiological Society and look forward to serving Illinois radiologists in this capacity," Ward said.

The Illinois Radiological Society includes nearly 1,200 radiologists and physicists. It works to advance the science of radiology and improve radiological services. It also monitors legislation related to diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology and nuclear safety.

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.