Pulmonary Specialist Paul Hutchison, MD, Joins Loyola | Loyola Medicine
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Paul Hutchison, MD, specialist in pulmonary and critical care medicine, joins Loyola

MAYWOOD, Ill. (January 20, 2015) – Paul Hutchison, MD, MA, a specialist in pulmonary and critical care medicine and an expert on ethical issues related to end-of-life care, has joined Loyola University Health System.

Dr. Hutchison treats patients in the intensive care unit. Many are on ventilators and have serious conditions such as neurological disorders, heart failure, liver failure and kidney failure.

"I try to treat patients with dignity and respect, and make this difficult time easier for them and their families," Dr. Hutchison said.

Dr. Hutchison is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care.

Dr. Hutchison has studied and is conducting research on ethical issues related to end-of-life care, with the goal of helping families and physicians make difficult decisions in the ICU. "We want to make sure that we use medical technology that best realizes and supports the patient’s values," Dr. Hutchison said.

Dr. Hutchison earned a medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he studied under pioneering bioethicist Edmund Pellegrino, MD. At Georgetown, Dr. Hutchison also earned a master’s degree in philosophy, with a concentration on bioethics.

Dr. Hutchison completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Chicago Medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Hutchison is an assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

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.