Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Loyola to Conduct Lockdown Drill

Active shooter to test student and staff preparedness

WHAT: Loyola University Health System and the Cook County Sheriff's Police have decided to conduct an emergency-preparedness exercise in Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. The exercise is intended to test the response of students and employees should an active shooter intrude upon the campus with an intent to do harm. Cook County Sheriff's Police will be on campus in full SWAT-team equipment. Signs will be posted around the perimeter of the medical school to inform passers-by that a “Code Grey Lockdown: Active Shooter Exercise” is in progress.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2010 12:45 p.m.

WHERE: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine 2160 S. First Avenue Maywood, IL 60153

MEDIA: To attend, contact Nora Plunkett at (708) 216-6268.

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.