Friday, July 25, 2008

Loyola Joins Cook County, Circuit Court to Host Back-to-School Fair

The Loyola Children's Center at Maybrook Court is sponsoring a Health & Back-to-School Fair. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Fourth District Municipal Court, 1500 Maybrook Drive, Maywood. Children and their families will receive immunizations and free health screenings such as blood pressure readings and blood sugar and cholesterol checks from Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing students, Loyola University Hospital physicians and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine students. The event will also feature information from social service agencies and community-based providers. School supplies will be provided for free to underserved children who attend. The Loyola Children's Center at Maybrook Court is a partnership between The Ronald McDonald ® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center, the Circuit Court of Cook County and Cook County. For more information, contact Tanya Jeffries at (708) 786-2465.

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.