Thursday, August 9, 2012

Official Blessing and Ribbon-Cutting of New Loyola Bariatric Center

Multidisciplinary Team of Experts Differentiates Loyola Center

WHAT:  Loyola University Health System (LUHS) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and official blessing of the new Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care.

”Loyola bariatric specialists, including surgeons, physicians, psychologists, nutritionists and exercise physiologists, offer patients tailored surgical and nonsurgical treatment for weight-related health conditions,” said Bipan Chand, MD, director of the new center.

WHO:  Media are invited to attend and speak with Loyola experts including:

Larry Goldberg, president & CEO, LUHS

Bipan Chand, MD, director, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care

WHEN:  Friday, Aug. 10, 11-11:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Loyola Melrose Park campus

Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care building

719 W. North Ave., Melrose Park, Ill.

MEDIA: Please call Stasia Thompson at (708) 417-5036.

WHY:  Talk to Loyola experts about the obesity trend:  72 million people are obese in the U.S. and obesity has led to some $147 billion in medical costs
Hear about Loyola’s innovative program that addresses obesity-related health problems, including Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and cancer.
See the specially designed center built with unique accommodations for this specific patient audience.

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.