Weiss Stories

Read the stories of patients, staff and our community.

Physical Therapist Tracy Alvarez

Motivating Change: A Q&A with Weiss Physical Therapist Tracy Alvarez The Weiss PT Crew (L to R): Tracy Alvarez, Nellen Bell, Lisa Sorkin, Jen Reyes, Heather O’Connor, Lisa Schramm, Ivy Wolfe-Pozmantir, Erin McCarthy, Ava Ferido, Kat Hartmann, LeAnna Becker Physical Therapist Learn More

Surviving Cancer Together

Surviving Cancer Together Chicago resident Martha Haley starts a women’s cancer support group at Weiss in October At 36 years old, Martha Haley made a deal. She had been diagnosed with stage two, triple negative breast cancer—a particularly aggressive form of Learn More

Hip Surgery Unites Two Friends

Hip Surgery Unites Two Friends Thousands of Miles Apart Friends who bonded over yoga enthusiasm both used the practice to cope with joint pain – and surgery recovery Call it fate, a serendipitous encounter or divine intervention. Awaking from an anesthetic Learn More

Celebrating Medical Lab Professionals

Celebrating Medical Lab Professionals at Weiss Whether you just had your annual Pap smear or a prostate cancer screening, the next part of the process is universal for all patients: waiting. But while you wait, a team of healthcare professionals (who Learn More

Ankle Surgery Brings Hope

Ankle Surgery Brings Hope to an Aspiring Pro Baseball Player Photo courtesy of Michigan State University Gearing up for his last season of high school baseball, St. Rita High School star athlete Danny Gleaves, 18, of Homer Glen is stronger than Learn More

Regaining Independence After Stroke

Regaining Independence After Stroke Q&A With Steve Bird, Weiss Occupational Therapist, On The Role of Rehab in Stroke Recovery Occupational Therapist Steve Bird has worked with nearly 400 stroke patients during his 11 years in the field. He knew early on Learn More

3D Printing For Complex Orthopedic Procedures

3D Printing Allows Surgery Rehearsal For Complex Orthopedic Procedures For Joanne Karas, every step meant pain. Born with a congenital hip defect, she underwent surgery at 12 months old and she felt fine until she reached her 40s. After an initial Learn More

Cardiac Rehab: The Work After Wake-Up Call

Cardiac Rehab: The Work After The Wake-Up Call Lance’s heart attack was an unexpected wake-up call – but then the real work began with lifestyle changes and a support network at Weiss Lance Lewis was cheering at his son’s basketball game Learn More

Varicose Veins, a Man Thing Too

Varicose Veins, a man thing too More men are seeking treatment for varicose veins—and not for cosmetic reasons.  Andres Garcia, 29, of Chicago is among them. “I first thought: Older ladies get this. Why is this happening to me?” Watch the video to Learn More

Weiss Adds New 64-Slice CT Scanner

Weiss adds new 64-Slice CT Scanner New Imaging Equipment Can Help With Patient Comfort and Earlier Diagnoses Chances are, you’ve heard of a “CT scan” or “CAT scan”—either because you’ve had one, know someone who has had one, or you’ve heard Learn More

Leadership Experience Weiss’ Rooftop Farm

Tenet Healthcare Leadership Experience Weiss’ Rooftop Farm When leadership from Tenet Healthcare (Weiss’ parent company) traveled to Chicago for a series of meetings earlier this month, Weiss invited more than 70 people—leadership and CEOs from hospitals across the country, as well Learn More

Dr. Suzanne Pham Explains Hospitalist Role

Dr. Suzanne Pham Explains Her Role as Hospitalist The Chicago Tribune’s Career Builder ran a story recently on the role of hospitalists in patient care: “Hospitalist: Improving hospital care, efficiency adds to job appeal.” The story featured Weiss Hospital’s Suzanne Pham, MD. Learn More

Ask Dr. Rose: How Important Are Annual Physicals?

Ask Dr. Rose: How Important Are Annual Physicals? Earlier this month, a reader submitted a question for primary care doctor Clement Rose, MD, on the Weiss website. “Do you recommend annual physicals?” Katie wanted to know. “If so, when should people start Learn More

The Importance of Colorectal Screenings

The Importance of Colorectal Screenings If you are turning the big 5-0 this year, your health should be your priority. Even if you aren’t ready to sign up for an AARP membership card, you should undergo a colorectal cancer screening Learn More