Friday, September 25, 2009

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Celebrates 100 Years of Caring for Patients

Maywood -- Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is celebrating 100 years of leading-edge research, education and caring for patients that began in 1909 after Loyola University saw a need for a school that offered a strong Catholic medical education.

The weekend-long event will include an open house and campus tour, history wall dedication, class reunions, refreshments and a gala celebration at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

The event takes place Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27 at Stritch School of Medicine, on the campus of Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood. That gala takes place Saturday evening at Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 East North Water St., Chicago.

Opportunities for photographs and interviews with alumni, students and faculty. A schedule of events is available. Contact Perry Drake in Loyola Media Relations, (708) 216-7940. Cell: (708) 441-7736.

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.