Friday, November 9, 2012

Loyola Expands Hepatology Services to Elmhurst

Advanced Liver Disease Care in a Convenient, Chicago Suburb

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Health System (LUHS) has expanded hepatology services with physicians now available at the new Loyola Hepatology Clinic in Elmhurst.

Natasha Von Roenn, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Hepatology, now sees patients at Loyola Center for Health at Elmhurst, 300 N. York St.

“Patients in Elmhurst can now receive comprehensive liver-care services from a Loyola liver specialist without having to travel from their hometown,” said Larry Goldberg, president and CEO, LUHS. “Loyola has a national reputation for specialized care and we are pleased to offer clinics throughout Illinois."

Dr. Von Roenn specializes in autoimmune hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C as well as liver transplantation. In addition to the Elmhurst location, Loyola offers specialists in liver care in Moline, Peoria, Rockford, Burr Ridge, Homer Glen, Park Ridge and Maywood as well as in the Dearborn Station building in the South Loop and in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood.

Dr. Von Roenn received her medical degree from Saint Louis University. She then completed her residency at the University of North Carolina Medical Center and her fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Von Roenn is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.

To make an appointment with a Loyola hepatologist in Elmhurst, or your choice of location, call 85-LIVERDOC (855-483-7362. To make an appointment online, please visit loyolamedicine.org.

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 children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health 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 254-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.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.