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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Omar Duque Named to Loyola University Health System's Board of Directors

MAYWOOD, IL –  Omar Duque, president and chief executive officer of the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, has been named to the Board of Directors of Loyola University Health System (LUHS).
 
“We are honored to have Mr. Duque join our board and look forward to working with him in our mission of providing people-centered care,” said Larry M. Goldberg, president and CEO of LUHS.
 
The Board of Directors is the governing body for LUHS, which includes Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities.
 
Mr. Duque is passionate about entrepreneurship and the role it plays in building community and in helping create a better role. In his role with the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) – one of the largest, most active and most innovative groups promoting Hispanic entrepreneurship in the country – Mr. Duque helps entrepreneurs start manage and grow their companies.  
 
Mr. Duque helped found the Center for Hispanic Entrepreneurship and ENTERpreneur, a summer youth entrepreneurship program for Chicago-area high school students. IHCC is currently leading an initiative to connect more Hispanics to the innovation economy and is launching a first-of-its-kind incubator for Hispanic tech and tech-enabled start-ups in partnership with 1871, Chicago’s entrepreneurial hub for digital startups.
 
Mr. Duque is a member of the board of trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, where he serves as the secretary of the board and chairman of the university’s finance committee. In 2011, Mr. Duque was recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency as the 2011 Minority Business Advocate of the Year.
 
Mr. Duque is a Chicago native whose parents immigrated to the United States from Guatemala. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Clarisol, and two young children. 

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, 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. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.