Top Doctors for Women: Chicago Magazine's 2019 List

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Eight Loyola Medicine Physicians Named to Chicago Magazine's List of Top Doctors for Women

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MAYWOOD, IL – Eight Loyola Medicine physicians have been named to Chicago magazine's 2019 list of "Chicago's Top Doctors for Women."

The list is published in the June/July issue of the magazine.

Physicians on the list "have been chosen by their peers as the best in the area for treating female-focused issues," the magazine said.

The list was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company. Castle Connolly's online nomination process is open to all licensed physicians in the United States. Physicians are able to nominate doctors in any specialty in any part of the country, and indicate whether the nominated doctors are among the best in their region or the country in their specialty.

Each physician's educational and professional experience is carefully screened before the final selection is made. Doctors cannot pay to be selected.

 "Being listed among Chicago's Top Doctors for Women is a recognition of the compassionate, uncompromising and high quality care these Loyola Medicine physicians provide for their patients every day," said Tad A. Gomez, RPh, MS, FASHP, president of Loyola University Medical Center.

Loyola Medicine physicians on the Top Doctors for Women list are:

Kathy Albain, MD, medical oncology (breast cancer)

Constantine Godellas, MD, surgery (breast cancer)

Jean Ricci Goodman, MD, maternal and fetal medicine

Scott Graziano, MD, obstetrics and gynecology

Ronald Potkul, MD, gynecologic oncology

William Small, Jr., MD, radiation oncology (breast and gynecologic cancers)

Darl Vandevender, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgery (cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery)

Paula White Prock, MD, obstetrics and gynecology

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.