Tag: Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

Gottlieb Gets $12.8M Gift for Emergency Department Renovation

Friday, October 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The exterior of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, 701 W. North Ave. in Melrose Park. | Gottlieb Memorial Hospital 

The Gottlieb Memorial Foundation announced on Oct. 5 that it has pledged $12.8 million to help pay for the renovation of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital’s emergency department.

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Gottlieb to Host Public Lecture on Diabetes, Sept. 14

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Dr. Howard Einhorn, an internal medicine physician at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital who specializes in treating diabetic patients will deliver Hai Solomon Community Lecture at the hospital’s professional office building, 675 W. North Ave., Melrose Park, (rooms E, F, G on the lower level), on Thursday, Sept. 14, 12 p.m.

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Loyola, West Cook YMCA Launch Childhood Obesity Program

Thursday, August 31, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Hippocrates Health Institute/Getty Images

[West Cook YMCA/Loyola Medicine] In September, the West Cook YMCA will begin offering Healthy Weight and Your Child, a pilot program designed to empower children between the ages of 7-13, with the support from their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

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Sun-Times: 60-Year-Old Man Found Shot To Death In Melrose Park

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Monday, April 25, 2016 || Originally Published: Chicago Sun-Times || By Jordan Owen

A 60-year-old man was found shot to death Monday morning [April 25, 2016] in west suburban Melrose Park.

Officers responding to a well-being check at 6:14 a.m. in the 1300 block of Armitage Street found a man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head, according to a statement from the Village of Melrose Park.

Juan Charo of Stone Park was taken to Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, where he was pronounced dead at 6:43 a.m., according to authorities.

Circumstances of the shooting remain unknown as of Monday afternoon. Melrose Park police and the West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the death as a homicide. VFP

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In honor of the late Lennel Grace, a tireless Maywood advocate for clean paths, sidewalks and streets, attend this year’s annual Illinois Prairie Path Cleanup, Saturday, April 30, 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m., starting at 11th Avenue and Prairie Path, in Maywood. RSVP JoAnn Murphy, so she can plan accordingly.

Operation Uplift to host April 30 reunion kickoff/fundraiser, in lieu of annual luncheon

West TownOperation Uplift, the Maywood nonprofit that operates the West Town Museum of Cultural History and hosts an annual Martin Luther King, Jr., luncheon, has announced that it will be hosting a reunion kickoff to help support and bring awareness to its daily services in lieu of a luncheon this year.

“Please help us continue to provide more cultural awareness to our local community, stimulate individual growth,  community pride, and educate the Proviso Township area about the collections of art, artifacts and significant historical materials we hold within our doors,” according to a recent release put out by the organization.

The reunion kickoff activities will include educational tours, an African attire fashion show, live entertainment and food.

It will take place on Saturday, April 30, from 1 PM to 4 PM, at Operation Uplift/West Town Museum, 104 S. 5th Avenue, Maywood.

Donations or pledges of any amount are greatly appreciated. Those who give via checks should make them payable to: Operation Uplift, Inc.

For more information please call Jeri Stenson at 708-289-4955 or email operationupliftinc@gmail.com. VFP

Loyola Offering Free Program to Help Families and Kids Fight Obesity

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Friday, September 26, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Health System has teamed up with ProActiveKids (PAK) Foundation to help children and their families in the battle against obesity by offering a free program for children who have a body mass index (BMI) in the 85thpercentile or higher.

The program teaches kids, ages 8-14, and family members fun ways to improve health through exercise, nutritional lessons and open discussion. Held for eight weeks, it provides commitment and support for families and addresses issues such as fitness, personal health, self-esteem and body image.

Kids attend a 90-minute program on Mondays and Wednesdays that is designed just for them. In a safe environment they are able to learn more about how to work out safely, gain confidence and skills in different athletic outlets as well as discuss relationships with food, self-esteem issues and other personal struggles. On Fridays the whole family gets involved. For two hours most family members can participate in all components of the program including learning how to make healthy food choices from a dietitian. Sessions will be held at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital located at 551 W. North Ave. in Melrose Park.

“The program is a community-based, family-centered, short-term program that can help many families at no cost,” said Garry Sigman, MD, medical director of the Loyola University Health System Pediatric Weight Management Clinic.

To qualify for the program the child will need a physician to fill out an enrollment form that can be found by visiting www.proactivekids.org.

Though every child’s experience will be different, PAK is designed to improve the following five measures:

  • Decrease BMI
  • Develop athletic skills like endurance, strength and flexibility
  • Enhance self-esteem
  • Improve social behaviors like communicating, body image and self-esteem
  • Facilitate sustainable positive nutritional behaviors and decision-making

“The PAK program provides the completion of our care continuum that we have developed at Loyola. The first line of defense is the primary care physician who can handle most kids’ weight challenges. If additional care is needed the pediatric weight management clinic can offer a multidisciplinary approach to care for children with the most severe obesity. PAK offers an additional resource for parents who need something more than office care, but less than the specialty clinic,” said Sigman.

PAK sessions will be held October 20-December 12, 1014 and January 12- March 6, 2015.

To enroll click here. For more information email info@proactivekids.org or call (630) 681-1558. VFP


Weed Allergy Count At Two-Decade High, Creates ‘Pollen Vortex’

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Weed allergy counts hit a two-decade high Tuesday. | Getty Images | Caption: Chicago Sun-Times

Thursday, May 15, 2014 

Originally published: May 13, 2014 || By Monifa Thomas, Health Reporter, Chicago Sun-Times 

The highest weed count recorded in at least two decades resulted in the Chicago area getting a dangerous air quality alert on Tuesday.

“The weed count was over 1,000, and last year at this time the weed count was just 200,” said Dr. Joseph Leija, a retired allergist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park and still the only person authorized to perform the pollen count for the Midwest on behalf of the National Allergy Bureau.

Not only was Tuesday the highest count Leija said he’s seen in two decades, but it also came earlier than usual, he said.

Typical pollen seasons are trees from March to May, grass from May to June, weeds and ragweed from mid-August to October and mold all season long, depending on dampness.

But Leija said this year, the Chicago area is experiencing what he called a “pollen vortex.”

“The traditional seasons for the different allergens have clumped together, creating a solid front of problems for those with sensitive respiratory systems,” he said.

Leija said that is likely the result of the late spring we’ve had, coupled with humidity – after the melting snows of the polar vortex and plenty of rain.

“The amount of pollen in the air [has been increasing], and trees, grasses and weeds are all worse,” he said.

Weed was the only pollen source that got an alert Tuesday — meaning that those with allergies were advised to stay indoors. A weed alert is triggered by a pollen measurement of more than 500 grains per cubic meter.

But trees and mold — which also produce pollen and spores — also had highs on Tuesday. Grass pollen was at moderate levels.

To minimize allergy symptoms, Leija suggested closing windows in your home or your car if you need to go out, washing your hair before sleeping at night and rinsing nasal passages with saline solution. Allergy medication also can help. VFP

The Gottlieb Allergy Count is available on Twitter (@GottliebAllergy) or by calling 1-866-4-POLLEN (476-5536).

Email: mjthomas@suntimes.com || Twitter: @MonifaThomas1

FREE ProActive Kids Summer Program To Run June 9th to August 1st, Enroll Online Now

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ProActive Kids will be offering Summer program running June 9 – August 1, 2014. READ MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM BELOW (FROM THE WEBSITE):

ProActive Kids is a special and sensitive program designed for kids ages 8-14 who are struggling with their weight. The program offers a safe environment where they can workout and learn about nutrition and the types of foods they should be eating, how much, how often, etc. The program also focuses on their self-esteem, body image, stress, feelings and a variety of other issues that can be caused by being overweight.

The program is offered FREE by the hospitals who so generously offer the program in their communities. (PAK does not require any proof of insurance or medical coverage).

Children may struggle with their weight for a variety of reasons — genetics, too much food, not enough exercise, parents don’t know what or how to cook, hoarding of food, binging, low self-esteem, and many more.

We are here to help identify the obstacles and challenges to maintaining a healthy weight and help your family make decisions that will create a healthier lifestyle and ultimately, help your child lose weight (and perhaps you, too).

ProActive Kids teaches kids and their families ways to improve health through Exercise, Nutrition Lessons, and Lifestyle Discussions over 8 weeks. It is a commitment of time and energy, but will ultimately lead to a healthier lifestyle if the lessons are practiced consistently at home.

This life-changing experience is offered FREE to kids who want to learn new exercises,  lose weight, eat right and be more confident.  (BMI is 85th percentile or above).

Summer Programming will be offered at the following locations:

Downers Grove (Starts at 5 pm)  At Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center –
Funded by Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Melrose Park, IL – At Gottlieb Memorial Hospital – Funded by Loyola University Health System

Park Ridge/Niles, IL  – At Gemini  Junior High School – Funded by Advocate Children’s Hospital – Park Ridge

All locations will be enrolling for Fall 2014.

Requirements for Enrollment

1. Your child must be struggling with unhealthy weight. This is classified by being in the 85th percentile and above in their BMI. Not sure if your child qualifies, first visit this website for a general calculation of BMI  and then the BMI percentile chart will show you their percentile based on their BMI number. If you need help, just give us a call!

2. Children must be between the ages of 8 and 14. 

3. You will need the physician referral form to be signed by your physician for your child to particpate in the program. PAK will need the form signed within first two weeks of program start. ProActive Kids Physician Referral Form

4. The program is offered FREE by the hospitals who so generously offer the program in their communities. (PAK does not require any proof of insurance or medical coverage).

5. Don’t forget to indicate which location you are enrolling for.  All locations begin at 4 pm unless otherwise noted.

  1. Cadence Health in St. Charles
  2. Edward Hospital in Woodridge
  3. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove (5 pm start)
  4. Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn
  5. Advocate Children’s Hospital Niles/Park Ridge
  6. Loyola University Medical Center in Melrose Park, IL

If you have any questions or problems with enrollment, please call 630-681-1558 or email info@proactivekids.org.

Please ensure you enter the correct/preferred email address as that is how we get in touch with you. You will receive an enrollment confirmation via email as well as all other PAK information prior to the start date –  Please read it all carefully. 

We look forward to your participation in PAK!