Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tennis Tournament To Raise Funds for Pediatric Research and The Ronald McDonald House Near Loyola

Event to take place at Oak Park Tennis Center in River Forest

MAYWOOD -- Funding for pediatric research to enhance clinical care and education and lend support to families struggling with ill children is solely needed.

To help raise funds, Loyola University Health System will host the Loyola Tennis Tournament for Pediatric Research and The Ronald McDonald House Near Loyola.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Oak Park Tennis Center, 544 N. Harlem Ave., River Forest. It will include a continental breakfast, lunch and T-shirts. Tennis balls will be provided. All donations are welcome. Proceeds will go to pediatric research and The Ronald McDonald House.

Costs are $30 for students and graduates of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and $50 for non-students, family, friends and others.

For more information or to register, contact Chris Eggerding at (708) 327-9128 or e-mail

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, 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 a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.