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Weiss Memorial Hospital Names New CEO

March 20, 2017

Karima Bentounsi has been named chief executive officer at Weiss Memorial Hospital. She will lead the overall direction, strategy, and operation of the hospital ensuring clinical quality, patient safety and experience, and employee engagement.
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Weiss Memorial Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

December 16, 2016

Weiss Memorial Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Weiss underwent a rigorous onsite review in October 2016. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.
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Anthony Tedeschi Appointed Treasurer of Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board

December 13, 2016

Anthony J. Tedeschi, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief Executive Officer for Weiss Memorial Hospital and Chief Executive Officer of the Northeast Region-Chicago Market for Tenet Healthcare has been appointed treasurer of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s (IHA’s) 2017 Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is the policymaking body for the Association, representing more than 200 hospitals and nearly 50 health systems across Illinois.
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Salvage Knee Implant Stands the Test of Time

September 15, 2015

There’s new hope for the tens of thousands of people who risk losing their leg because of severe knee damage. A first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of Arthroplasty shows the effectiveness of a special implant in preventing amputation for up to two decades.
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Weiss Memorial Hospital Names New Chief Nursing Officer

July 31, 2015

Mary Shehan, DNP, RN, has been named Chief Nursing Officer at Weiss Memorial Hospital. She will lead Weiss’ shared leadership model and professional nursing practice efforts in addition to the delivery of excellent nursing care and an outstanding patient experience.
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Weiss Memorial Hospital Opens New Colorectal Center

July 06, 2015

The Colorectal Center at Weiss Memorial Hospital is now open to the Chicago community, offering comprehensive care for colorectal health – from preventive tests like colonoscopies to multidisciplinary care for complex disorders such as fecal incontinence and anal dysplasia.
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Weiss Memorial Hospital’s Rooftop Farm & Farmers Market take root in Uptown for 6th Season

June 15, 2015

The Uptown Farmers Market and Rooftop Farm at Weiss Memorial Hospital, 4646 N. Marine Dr., celebrates six years this month. Chicago’s only hospital-based farmers market opens to the public Thursday, June 25 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Since the initiative began in 2009, the farm and market have welcomed nearly 30,000 visitors, including 700 children from local schools and Chicago Park District camps.
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Weiss Memorial Hospital Recognized for Outstanding Record in Patient Safety Awarded an “A” In Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score

April 25, 2015

Weiss Memorial Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog.
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New Women’s Health Center Opens at Weiss Memorial Hospital

November 20, 2014

This week Weiss Memorial Hospital announced the opening of a new Women’s Health Center that specializes in laparoscopic surgery, urological gynecology, full fertility services, and general surgery for many health conditions that affect women, ranging from the common to the complex. Carlos Rotman, M.D., chief of gynecology at Weiss, will lead the new Center.
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Weiss Memorial Hospital Recognized for Outstanding Record in Patient Safety – Awarded an “A” in Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score

October 29, 2014

Weiss Memorial Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog.
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U.S. News & World Report Names Weiss Memorial Hospital Among the Best in Orthopedics Nationally, Overall Best in the Chicago Area

July 15, 2014

For the third year in a row – since the start of the regional rankings – Weiss Memorial Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for the Chicago metro area by U.S. News & World Report. The 2014-15 listing also names Weiss as “high performing” nationally for its orthopedics program. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
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