Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Loyola Nurse to Lead Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Nursing Staff

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Mary Morrow, RN, PhD, ACNS-BC, has been named the chief nursing officer at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), part of Loyola University Health System (LUHS). Dr. Morrow most recently served as the director of nursing administration for LUHS. “Mary has been a key contributor to nursing practice at the Maywood campus,” said Trisha Cassidy, interim president, Loyola University Hospital, and president, GMH. “She played a vital role in leading the organization to earn Magnet designation for Loyola University Hospital and the outpatient facilities in 2009.” Dr. Morrow has held a number of positions at area hospitals but has been employed at LUHS since 1994. During that time, she managed LUHS’ heart failure, cardiac rehabilitation and preventive cardiology programs among other areas. Dr. Morrow also chaired LUHS’ American Heart Walk efforts, co-chaired the Nursing Research Council and oversaw the Joint Commission CORE measures project for acute heart attacks. Dr. Morrow received her bachelor of science, master’s in nursing and PhD in nursing from Loyola University Chicago. “Mary’s combined community hospital and academic experience make her a perfect fit for the nursing leadership role at Gottlieb,” Cassidy said. “This role will allow Mary to identify synergies in education, training and resources to benefit nursing services across the health system. This position also will bring the two campuses closer together to provide the best care for our patients.” Dr. Morrow’s last day at the Maywood campus will be Friday, May 27. Her first day at GMH will be Wednesday, June 15.

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.