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Friday, February 7, 2020

MacNeal Renovation Brings Modern Approaches to Patient Care

BERWYN, IL – MacNeal Hospital recently underwent renovations to their cardiac catheterization lab and stroke unit, with the goal of modernizing technology, equipment and environment and allowing the hospital to more effectively treat patients.

The renovation of the cardiac catheterization lab began in July 2019 with a focus on patient safety and state-of-the-art technology. The project involved collaboration between the physicians, leadership and staff. Highlights of the new lab include an upgraded interventional procedure and imaging system allowing for more precise and effective patient care, as well as other modern technology and software additions.

The newly renovated stroke and medical surgical unit opened in August 2019. The unit is focused on being a collaborative, integrated and professional space for patients being treated for stroke. The renovation added centralized telemetry monitoring to 12 beds, allowing staff to monitor patient vitals even when they are not in the room with them.

The stroke unit includes a multidisciplinary team with physical, occupational and nutritional therapists, speech language pathologists, clinical pharmacists, case managers, social workers, residents, attending physicians, neurologists, rehabilitation psychiatrists and nurses devoted to acute care and work-up for stroke and neurology patients. The team focuses on patient self-management of individual risk factors with the help of a well-rounded and knowledgeable team of professionals. The overall modernization promotes the delivery of high-quality patient care.

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.