Monday, June 25, 2012

Loyola Trauma Doctor Appointed to National Advisory Council

MAYWOOD, Ill. - The U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has appointed Thomas Esposito, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Burns in the Department of Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center, to a two-year term on the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC).

NEMSAC serves as an advisory body to the U.S. Department of Transportation and is responsible for providing advice and making consensus recommendations about the department’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) activities and the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS).

“I am honored by the appointment and look forward to serving on this important council,” Esposito said. “It is a wonderful opportunity to actively contribute to the health and well-being of U.S citizens on behalf of trauma surgeons across the country."

Dr. Esposito’s appointment runs from June 13, 2012, through 2014.

The NEMSAC mission is to support, promote and advance the leadership of EMS-response entities and to advocate for the EMS profession. NEMSAC serves as an advisory body to the U.S. Department of Transportation and comprises appointees from across emergency medical services and the public they serve.

Dr. Esposito also is a member of the National Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons and is a consultant to several state health departments on Trauma and EMS issues. He also has been the recipient of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Public Service Award.

As a Level 1 trauma center, Loyola  is equipped to provide comprehensive emergency medical services using multidisciplinary treatment and specialized resources to patients suffering traumatic injuries, such as car and motorcycle crashes, stabbings, athletic injuries and falls.

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.