Weiss Memorial Hospital Appoints, Elects New Medical Officers: Doctors Stay Focused On Health Of The Community During Two-Year Term

CHICAGO (Jan. 27, 2015)—Weiss Memorial Hospital has made its biennial appointments and elections for department chairs and medical staff officers. These positions, effective Feb. 1, 2015, serve alongside the administrative leadership of the hospital and its board of trustees, and are held for two years.Clement Rose, M.D., internal medicine specialist, was elected as president of […]

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Weiss Memorial Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer On Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition From The Joint Commission for Third Year in a Row

    CHICAGO (Nov. 13, 2014) – Weiss Memorial Hospital today announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Weiss was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” […]

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New Women’s Health Center Opens at Weiss Memorial Hospital

CHICAGO (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.The […]

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Weiss Memorial Hospital Recognized for Outstanding Record in Patient Safety – Awarded an “A” in Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score

CHICAGO (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 […]

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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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