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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Loyola Medicine Establishes COVID-19 Medical Response Funds

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Maywood, IL -- As the COVID-19 crisis continues in Chicago, Loyola Medicine and most health care providers are adapting daily to ensure that patients continue to receive the best medical care based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Loyola Medicine has established two philanthropic funds: a Loyola Medicine COVID-19 Medical Response Fund, which will be put to use immediately to address the greatest needs related to our regional COVID-19 care, and a Loyola Medicine Colleague Assistance Fund to provide assistance to employees who experience financial hardship during this time.

"We are confident in our ability to continue delivering life-saving care that is the hallmark of our academic medical center during an unprecedented health crisis," says Shawn P. Vincent, president and CEO of Loyola Medicine, which includes Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and MacNeal Hospital. "Philanthropic support from our community is essential to help ensure our hospitals remain in a constant state of readiness now and in the future, and to support our caregivers who are on the front lines of this pandemic."

Funds will be directed toward the purchase and lease of equipment, supplies and technology, including telehealth which allows patients to access virtual appointments with their physicians while in quarantine, as well as operational and staffing expenses.

The health and safety of our patients, providers and staff are our highest priorities.

For more information or to make a donation, visit www.loyolamedicine.org/giving/ways-to-give or call 708-216-3201.

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 92 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 129,000 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.