Loyola Medicine and AMITA Health to Sponsor Three Kids Free Days August 8-10 at Brookfield Zoo | Children's Health | Loyola Medicine
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Loyola Medicine and AMITA Health to Sponsor Three Kids Free Days August 8-10 at Brookfield Zoo

MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola Medicine is partnering with AMITA Health to sponsor Kids Free Days August 8-10 at Brookfield Zoo.

Children age 11 and under will receive free general admission to the zoo, located at 8400 31st Street, Brookfield, Illinois. Loyola and AMITA Health are also sponsoring a variety of family-friendly activities on Tuesday, August 9, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm at Brookfield Zoo's Swan Pavilion and throughout the park.

“Loyola is proud to partner with AMITA Health to provide fun and entertainment for area families at Brookfield Zoo,” said Daniel Post, executive vice president, network development and system integration. “We hope families will enjoy the zoo and stop by for free health screenings, demonstrations and giveaways.”

Among the activities planned, Loyola Medicine’s pediatric mobile health unit will be on site and physicians will offer pediatric health screenings. Guests to the zoo will also have access to hospital therapy dogs and be can take part in demonstrations of video otoscopes, which will show children what the inside of an ear looks like.

In additions to the activities, Loyola is sponsoring a photo booth for guests to learn more about its Body + Soul brand campaign. Those who stop by will have the opportunity to take home a memento of the day’s events.  

Loyola and AMITA Health have partnered to open the Loyola Medicine-AMITA Health Center for Pediatric Subspecialty Care at Wheaton, 1147 East Butterfield Road, Wheaton, Illinois. The facility offers unique access to a variety of specialties including adolescent medicine, adolescent gynecology, pediatric neurology and pediatric endocrinology in a setting specially focused on pediatric and adolescent care.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, 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. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, 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 $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity 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.