Weiss In The News 2020
Weiss’ Associate Chief Medical Officer Suzanne Pham, MD, FAAP, was featured in The Detroit News commenting on the impact of the GM/Ford-manufactured Ventec ventilators delivered to Weiss at the height of the pandemic. The article discusses the completion of the manufacturing of tens of thousands of ventilators that have helped to save the lives of COVID-19 patients across the country. Read the full story here.
September 1, 2020
Weiss Hospital’s COVID-19 testing tent, located in the parking lot near the Emergency Dept. is now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Call (773) 564-7777 to schedule a COVID-19 test. Visit www.insideonline.com to read the story featured on the News-Star.
August 26, 2020
Weiss is fortunate to be one of 20 hospitals in the nation to receive emergency medical field units, equipment and personnel from the International Medical Corps. Visit www.insideonline.com to read the story featured on the News-Star.
July 29, 2020
Weiss staff were interviewed about the Navy’s Blue Angels Fly-By Salute of first-responders. Watch the news coverage:
May 12, 2020
- CBS Chicago – Blue Angels Salute Chicago’s Frontline Workers, COVID-19 Patients; ‘We Were All Very Thrilled’
- WBBM – Chicago Nurse Appreciates Blue Angels Tribute
- ABC – https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/blue-angels-to-flyover-chicago-as-salute-to-health-care-workers-fighting-covid-19/6174724/
- CBS Chicago – Rush Nurses In Awe At Sky-High Salute
Dr. Suzanne Pham, Medical Director of Weiss’ COVID-19 Response Team, discusses the positive results seen in Weiss patients after receiving convalescent plasma from recovered patients. Watch the news segment on Chicago Tonight.
May 4, 2020
Weiss medical residents in need of housing because they risk exposing roommates and families to COVID-19 have found a free place to say in local hotels, courtesy of the City of Chicago. The story appeared on Fox 32 Chicago.
April 29, 2020
Weiss Memorial Hospital successfully treats struggling COVID-19 patient with plasma from virus survivor.
Weiss Associate Medical Director, Suzanne Pham, MD, describes how patients being treated with convalescent plasma from virus survivors are recovering more quickly. Weiss is on the cutting edge of COVID-19 treatment. Watch the interview on Fox 32 Chicago News
April 28, 2020
The first VOCSN V+Pro critical care ventilators produced by General Motors and Ventec Life Systems in Kokomo, Indiana were delivered to Weiss Memorial Hospital by UPS truck at the direction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Following is a partial list of news stories related to the event.
April 17, 2020
Chicago Tribune- First batch of GM-made ventilators headed for Chicago
The Detroit News- First ventilators built by General Motors arrive at Chicago
INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS- GM Kokomo: First batch of ventilators delivered, ready for use
Kokomo Tribune- 1st ventilators made in Kokomo arrive at Illinois hospitals
Weiss Memorial Hospital internist Dr. Eric Mizuno discussed the impact of COVID-19 on nursing homes and the elderly, on Wednesday, April 15. View the media clip on ABC Channel 7
April 15, 2020
Weiss rheumatologist Daniel Torres, MD, was recently featured on Univision. He shared new therapies for rheumatoid arthritis. Watch the news segment. (Véanos en Primera Hora. Watch how we were featured on Primera Hora. Recuerda que sale todos los días a las 11:30 am y también en su app de noticias que puede bajar aquí. iTunes Google Play)
El médico reumatólogo Daniel Torres asegura que este es uno de los padecimientos inflamatorios más comunes en EEUU. Afirma que los síntomas “son los clásicos de la artritis: dolor en las coyunturas, entumecimiento, enrojecimiento”. Agrega que existen medicamentos específicos que atacan las proteínas y las células responsables de causar la inflamación.
Feb 20, 2020
Dr. Eric Mizuno, internist and medical director of OMNI Student Medical Training at Weiss Hospital discusses the risks, myths and precautions of the coronavirus on WTTW Chicago Tonight. Watch the news segment on news.WTTW.com.
Feb 3, 2020
Weiss First Challenge Coin winner and parking garage opening are featured in three North Side publications: Inside-Booster, News-Star and Skyline. Visit https://www.insideonline.com/ to see the current editions with the featured content.
Jan 29, 2020
Patricia Boatwright, MD, Director of Women’s Health and Director of Gynecology at Weiss, will be presenting a Pap Smear & HPV Disease talk on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The event is featured in three North Side publications: Inside-Booster, News-Star and Skyline. Visit https://www.insideonline.com/ to see the current editions with the featured talk.
Weiss In The News 2019
Derrick Heldt-Alvarez, who was recently promoted from Weiss Chief Nursing Officer to a new role as Senior Director, Data Governance and Management at our parent company Pipeline Health, was named by Crain’s Chicago Business in its 2019 list of notable LGBTQ executives. Read the article.
Loren Schechter, MD, medical director of The Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery, spoke with Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News about the growth of gender confirmation surgery, as well as changes in societal attitudes and insurance coverage.
June 7, 2019, read more
Loren S. Schechter, MD, FACS, Director of the Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss, along with his team, wrote a letter to the editor as Illinois joins other states and countries that have acknowledged the importance of gender-confirming medical and surgical treatments. Read the full story in the Chicago Sun Times.
Henry Finn, M.D., Medical Director of the Chicago Center for Orthopedics at Weiss, discusses the impact of chronic pain in Chicago Health Magazine. Read the article.
Loren Schechter, MD, Medical Director of the Center for Gender Confirmation at Weiss, weighs in on gender confirmation surgery and reproductive capabilities in Chicago Health Magazine. Read the article.
¿Cuales son los síntomas del artritis, y qué se puede hacer para tratarlo? El Dr. Daniel Torres ofrece recomendaciones para personas que sufren del dolor de huesos. What are the symptoms of arthritis, and what can be done to treat it? Dr. Daniel Torres offers recommendations for people suffering from bone pain. View on Primera Hora: El Artritis Y Los Dolores Que Deja El Invierno (Primera Hora: Arthritis and the Pain of Winter), Univision Chicago.
Meet Weiss Memorial’s award-winning specialist in transgender health: A psychologist at the Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Uptown, Randi Ettner was recently honored for her contributions to the field in Crain’s Chicago Business. Read the article.
ABC Channel 7‘s Stacey Baca interviewed infectious disease specialist Jeffrey Lisowski, M.D. and Weiss CNO Derrick Heldt-Alvarez about the importance of getting the flu shot. Watch the news segment.