Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Loyola sports medicine physician to care for U.S. World Cup team

Loyola University Health System sports medicine physician Dr. Nathaniel Jones is  serving as a team physician for the U.S. Men’s National Team during  the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Jones’ primary role is to provide medical care to more than 150 friends, family members and staff members associated with the men’s soccer team. He also will assist in caring for the players, as needed.

Jones grew up in Recife, Brazil, where the United States will play Germany on June 26. His mother is Brazilian and he is fluent in Portuguese. He now lives in Elmhurst, Ill.

In 2012, Jones also was a team physician for the U.S. men’s national under-20 soccer team.

Jones is an assistant professor in the departments of Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill. He practices sports medicine at Loyola University Medical Center.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, 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.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.