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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Loyola Medicine and Wellness House Offering Free Program to Help Cancer Survivors Transition after Treatment

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MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola Medicine’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and the Wellness House are offering cancer survivors a free five-week program to help them transition to life after treatment.

The program, called Beyond Cancer, will be offered on five successive Monday evenings beginning Monday, January 23. Each session will be held between 5 pm and 6:30 pm in the auditorium of the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, 2160 S. First. Ave., Maywood.

The program is an example of how Loyola Medicine treats patients body and soul. It's open to any cancer survivor who has completed chemotherapy and/or radiation between the past three months and past two years.

Experts on psychology, nutrition, fitness and social and emotional support will discuss techniques, personalized plans and tools to help survivors manage stress, practice self-care and enjoy life.

These are the dates and topics of the Monday sessions:

  • January 23: Introduction to Survivorship: What Now?
  • January 30: Exercise and Movement
  • February 6: Social, Emotional and Practical Aspects of Survivorship
  • February 13: Nutrition
  • February 20: Medical Concerns After Treatment

Register and reserve a spot.

Wellness House, based in Hinsdale, Illinois, envisions a community where all people affected by cancer thrive. Offered at no cost, and as a complement to medical treatment, its programs educate, support and empower participants so they will improve their physical and emotional well-being.

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 92 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 129,000 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.