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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Radiologist John Hibbeln, MD, joins Loyola

MAYWOOD, Ill. –  Accomplished radiologist John Hibbeln, MD, FACR, has joined Loyola University Health System. Dr. Hibbeln is a professor in the Department of Radiology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Hibbeln comes to Loyola from Rush University Medical Center, where he was associate vice chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, head of radiology information systems and CT imaging and co-director of MRI imaging.

Dr. Hibbeln is a past president of the Illinois Radiology Society,  a member of the executive boards of the Illinois Radiology Society and American College of Radiology and a fellow of the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Hibbeln said he enjoys the challenge of working in the creative and rapidly evolving field of radiology. “Ninety-five percent of what I do on a routine basis today did not exist when I was in medical school,” he said.

Advances in imaging have markedly changed the practice of medicine. Because of better imaging, surgeons now know what to expect before beginning an operation. “Consequently, we can help guide surgery for people who truly need it, while avoiding surgery for people who don’t need it or wouldn’t be helped by it,” he said.

Dr. Hibbeln, who lives in Downers Grove, graduated from high school in three years and earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in a six-year combined BS/MD honors program in medical education. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in nuclear medicine from the University of Michigan. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology from Wayne State University and a fellowship in cross sectional imaging: CT/ultrasound/MRI from Michael Reese Hospital.

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.