Thursday, October 22, 2009

Loyola's Medical School to Host Battle of the Beans

Chili cook-off benefits minority medical student organization

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Summer’s past and outside it has turned gloomy, cold and rainy -- perfect weather for a chili cook off.

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine will let students, faculty and staff to demonstrate their culinary prowess during the 5th Annual Chili Cook Off.

The cooking competition will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26,in the atrium of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, located on the campus of Loyola University Health System, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood

Participants will be able to sample a variety of chili dishes along with beverages and dessert. Prizes will be awarded for best taste and for best presentation. The cost is $5. Proceeds will benefit the Student National Medical Association, the nation’s oldest and largest independent, student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color.

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.