Congressman Blasts GOP Health Plan, Calling It ‘Nothingcare’
Government / Healthcare / National News

Congressman Blasts GOP Health Plan, Calling It ‘Nothingcare’

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Congressman Danny K. Davis, state Rep. Camille Lilly and other lawmakers and community leaders during a press conference last Friday at Loretto Hospital in Austin. | Michael Romain/VFP Monday, May 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Several years ago, a sudden, “catastrophic” diagnosis of end-stage renal disease forced Monica Fox … Continue reading

Dominican Launches New Health Sciences College With Goal to Train More Minorities in the Field
Education / Healthcare

Dominican Launches New Health Sciences College With Goal to Train More Minorities in the Field

Dr. Richard “Sal” Salcido, the founding director of Dominican University’s new master’s degree program in physician assistant studies, operates on a 3-D cadaver inside of Palmer Hall, where the university’s new College of Health Sciences in housed. | Below, Debra Gurney, the executive director of the college’s undergraduate nursing program, sits with a medical manikin. … Continue reading

Proviso East, D89 Schools to Get More Behavioral Health Services with $928K Loyola Grant
Education / Healthcare / Maywood Politics

Proviso East, D89 Schools to Get More Behavioral Health Services with $928K Loyola Grant

A child going into school. | Loyola Medicine Thursday, October 27, 2016 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews [Loyola University Health System/Newswise] Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing faculty Diana Hackbarth, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Fran Vlasses, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN, have been awarded a $928,000 grant over two years from the Health Resources … Continue reading

Westlake Hospital Offering Free Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Health / Healthcare / Notification

Westlake Hospital Offering Free Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, October 3, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews According to the 2016 Ford Warriors in Pink Survey, nearly all Americans (98 percent) “are aware breast cancer is a serious health threat; 98 percent recognize that it affects women, while 89 percent recognize it affects men.” October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so organizations like Ford Warriors … Continue reading

Cook County to Launch Health Program for Uninsured
Government / Healthcare

Cook County to Launch Health Program for Uninsured

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle during a recent news conference announcing the county’s new health program for the uninsured. | Cook County Board of Commissioners  Wednesday, September 21, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews According to the Cook County Board, there are an estimated 900,000 people in Illinois, most of whom live in … Continue reading

Maywood Park Could Be Torn Down This Summer, Auction Completed | Loyola Named Among Country’s ‘100 Great Hospitals’
Business / Economy / Healthcare / Township News

Maywood Park Could Be Torn Down This Summer, Auction Completed | Loyola Named Among Country’s ‘100 Great Hospitals’

A horse racing harness that was up for auction from Balmoral Park and Maywood Park racetracks. || Bernie Tafoya | Caption: CBS Chicago Friday, May 13, 2016 || By Michael Romain  Everything was up for sale: starter cars, starting gates, restaurant equipment and even the escalators. Now, those assets, from the now-defunct Balmoral Park and Maywood … Continue reading

Loyola Opens $137M Research Center in Maywood; Village Teams With Nonprofit To Put People To Work
Economic Development / Healthcare / Jobs

Loyola Opens $137M Research Center in Maywood; Village Teams With Nonprofit To Put People To Work

Loyola’s new, $137 million Center for Translational Research and Education, located on Loyola’s medical complex, which straddles First Avenue and Roosevelt Road in Maywood. The center opened on April 21. | Photo courtesy Loyola University Chicago Wednesday, April 27, 2016 || By Michael Romain  Last Thursday, Loyola University Chicago opened the Center for Translational Research and … Continue reading