Loyola Cancer Center at Palos Health South Offers Patients Academic Care Close to Home | Cancer | Loyola Medicine
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Loyola Cancer Center at Palos Health South Offers Patients Academic Care Close to Home

ORLAND PARK, IL – Cancer is never easy, but colon cancer patient Jeanne Modelski said Loyola Medicine made her treatment as convenient as possible.

Ms. Modelski was relieved to be able to see her oncologist and complete her chemotherapy close to home at the Loyola Center for Cancer Care & Research at Palos Health South Campus.

Ms. Modelski lives in Palos Heights, just a 10-minute drive from the center, 15300 West Avenue, Orland Park.
 
"Instead of patients driving to see us at the Loyola medical center in Maywood, we come to them," said Ms. Modelski's oncologist, Muaiad Kittaneh, MD.
 
The center offers integrated, academic-level care, including surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiology and chemotherapy. As an academic medical center, Loyola can offer patients the opportunity to enroll in clinical trials of experimental new drugs that are not available at most hospitals.
 
The center is designed for the patient's comfort, and includes an indoor garden and individual bays for chemotherapy infusion.
 
Loyola Medicine and Palos Health also have formed a joint venture to offer radiation oncology services at the campus beginning in the summer of 2018. The center will feature one of the first radiation therapy systems in Illinois guided in real time by MRI imaging.
 
"We provide the care patients need close to home," Dr. Kittaneh said. "We can offer a patient everything they need in one visit."
 
In addition to the convenience, Ms. Modelski appreciates the quality of care she is receiving at the Loyola center. "I can't say enough about how great they are there," she said.
 
The cancer center is part of an innovative affiliation between Loyola and Palos. The affiliation focuses on coordinated and collaborative patient care. Patients receive greater access to Loyola’s renowned specialty care services, such as oncology and neurosciences, while ensuring continued access to Palos’ primary care network.

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 that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center, a children's hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 247-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, 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.

About Trinity Health

Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 93 hospitals, as well as 122 continuing care programs that include PACE, 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 $17.6 billion and assets of $23.4 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 131,000 colleagues, including 7,500 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health 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. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org. You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.