Friday, September 17, 2010

Loyola Nurses Strut Their Stuff for YouTube Sequel on Breast Cancer

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola University Health System (LUHS) nurses may be part of the next YouTube craze thanks to their Pink Glove dance video sequel, which launches today. The video is the second installment in a series of vignettes to raise awareness for breast cancer.

“We had a great time filming the video and we hope it inspires others to join the fight against this disease,” said Paula Hindle, MSN, MBA, RN, vice president and chief nurse executive, LUHS. “Our participation in the filming was a way that we could show support for our breast cancer patients beyond the hospital walls.”

The first Pink Glove Dance Video received more than 11 million hits on YouTube.

Due to its success, film producers decided to comb the U.S. for health-care workers and breast-cancer survivors to star in the sequel. Loyola nurses Mary Beth Casper, Lisa Coy, Paula Hindle, Mary Matesi, Mary McCabe, Tammy Moletz and Mary Morrow answered the call.

Donned in pink gloves and blue scrubs, the nurses traveled to Northerly Island in Chicago on Aug. 22 to dance for the good cause. They were joined by dozens of other Chicago-area health-care workers and breast-cancer survivors.

“We enjoyed representing Loyola and the millions of women who have been impacted by breast cancer,” said Mary Morrow, director of nursing and Magnet program director, LUHS.

To view the video, visit

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.