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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Weiss Memorial Hospital Names New Medical Director of Vascular Surgery

  CHICAGO (June 10, 2013) — Heather A. Hall, M.D., has been named medical director of Vascular Surgery for the Vascular Institute of Chicago at Weiss Memorial Hospital.Dr. Hall, 37, has specialized in vascular and endovascular therapy at Weiss since 2011. She became medical director of the Vascular Laboratory in 2012 before assuming the additional director role in […]

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Weiss Memorial Hospital Cultivates its Urban Rooftop Farm & Uptown Farmers Market in Fourth Season of Planting

More of the community gets involved in healthy eating effort CHICAGO (June 3, 2013) — As the Uptown Farmers Market—Chicago’s only hospital-based farmers market—prepares to move outdoors for the fourth season this Thursday, June 6 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers nurture an environment atop Weiss Memorial Hospital’s parking garage to get more of their […]

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Weiss Memorial Hospital Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care

  CHICAGO (May 29, 2013) — Weiss Memorial Hospital has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for total joint replacement and spine surgery. Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line […]

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Weiss Hospital Preventionist Named 2013 Hero of Infection Prevention

  Therese Antony, RN, CIC, Honored for Reducing Hospital’s Total Knee Infection Rate to Zero CHICAGO (May 20, 2013) — Therese Antony, RN, CIC, Infection Preventionist at Weiss Memorial Hospital, has been named a hero by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The organization recognized Antony (pictured right) as an individual on the frontline of […]

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Weiss Memorial Hospital Doctor Receives a Prestigious American Cancer Society Award

Doctor, Cancer Survivor and 25-Year Volunteer Recognized for Leadership, Service and Commitment  CHICAGO (March 28, 2013) — The American Cancer Society has recognized internal medicine specialist Clement S. Rose, M.D., at Weiss Memorial Hospital with the 2012 St. George National Award. Dr. Rose also is a clinical associate professor of Medicine for the University of Illinois […]

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Weiss Memorial Hospital Receives Blue Distinction Center+ Designation

  The Blue Distinction® Designation Aids Consumers and Employers in Choosing High-Performing Hospitals CHICAGO (February 21, 2013) — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has named Weiss Memorial Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ in Knee and Hip Replacement. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross […]

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