Weiss Memorial Hospital’s Urban Rooftop Farm & Uptown Farmers Market Produces Plenty of Learning in its 5th Season

  CHICAGO (Aug. 13, 2014) — At Weiss Memorial Hospital’s growing Urban Rooftop Farm and Uptown Farmers Market— Chicago’s only hospital-based farmers market—healthy eating is being emphasized in new ways: special student educational tours and greater community accessibility to farming and medical expertise.With the harvesting of tomatoes, eggplant and peppers, and the planting of fall foods […]

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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

  Washington DC – 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 […]

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Arthrofibrosis Raises Knee Replacement Concerns: Surgeon’s Research Provides Promise to Stiff Knee Sufferers

  CHICAGO (Mar. 24, 2014) — Bonnie Pittman of LaSalle, Ill., never thought a routine total knee replacement would disable her. “My leg got worse, not better,” Pittman recalled. “I thought, ‘I can’t live like this.’ I had to do something.” Following surgery, excessive scar tissue formed in her knee joint and surrounding soft tissue, stiffening […]

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Uneven Limbs: Revisionist Brings Hope to a Problem that Patients see as Hopeless

CHICAGO (Jan. 2, 2014) — Chuck Westendorf of Peoria, Ill., still remembers the horrifying feeling of having “uneven legs” after hip replacement surgery.“I knew immediately something was wrong,” Westendorf said. “It was as if I grew almost two inches. When I sat, you could see my right knee was about two inches longer.” This was the […]

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New Lung Cancer Screening Offered at Weiss Hospital: Updated Guidelines for Life-Saving Test Discussed at Free Seminar

  CHICAGO (Nov. 20, 2013) — Weiss Memorial Hospital now offers the new low dose CT (LDCT) scans to test for lung cancer. The move comes during Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November) with a special focus on the growing number of women who are now smoking.Lung cancer remains the deadliest of all the cancers among both men […]

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Weiss Memorial Hospital Earns “Top Performer On Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission for the Second Consecutive Year

CHICAGO (Oct. 30, 2013) — Weiss Memorial Hospital today was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Weiss was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. Weiss is one of five […]

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Cancer Survivors’ Day Breakfast Serves Up Healing Touch: Gathering Comes With 50-Year Quality Cancer Care Accreditation

  CHICAGO (Oct. 10, 2013) — Nearly 100 cancer survivors celebrated life and quality care at Weiss Memorial Hospital in honor of Survivors’ Day. Additionally, the hospital marked 50 years of accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC)—Chicago’s only hospital (and one of two in Illinois) to receive the designation over such an extended period.“We are […]

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Despite Worries About Back Surgery, Patients Find Ultimate Relief in Operative Treatment

  Experienced, skilled surgeon is critical in favorable outcome CHICAGO—September 26, 2013— September’s Pain Awareness Month is drawing attention to chronic pain management. Some 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine– more than cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined. Still, there’s much debate over the best treatment to […]

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Weiss Memorial Hospital Becomes First in Chicago Area to Receive Joint Commission Certification for Joint Replacement Programs

Chicago, Sept. 24, 2013  –  Weiss Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Joint Replacement-Hip and Joint Replacement–Knee. The hospital demonstrated continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. It is the first hospital in the Chicago area to receive this […]

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U.S. News & World Report Names Weiss Memorial Hospital Among the Best in the Chicago Metro Area

  CHICAGO – July 16, 2013 – Weiss Memorial Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-14 in the Chicago metro area by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.Weiss is ranked No. 30 […]

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