Weiss Hospital

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

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

Read these follow-up stories on the Chicago Sun Times and Block Club Chicago.

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 Sun Times- General Motors sends Kokomo-made ventilators to Franciscan Health, Weiss Memorial hospitals

Chicago Tribune- First batch of GM-made ventilators headed for Chicago

USA TODAY- GM delivers its first medical ventilators with more to go to FEMA

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

Local Broadcast


WGN- 9am, 9am, 8am, 8am, 7am

CBS- 8am, 8am, 8am, 5am, 5am, 5am

NBC- 8am, 8am, 6am, 6am, 5am, 5am, 1am, 1am

ABC- 9am, 9am,  8am, 6am, 6am, 5am

FOX- 8am, 8am, 7am, 7am


NBC- 10pm

WGN- 9pm

Telemundo- 5pm

ABC- 4pm, 4pm

CBS- 5pm

National Broadcast 


CBS News – 60 Minutes

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)

¿Qué es la artritis reumatoide y cuáles los síntomas de una persona que padece esta enfermedad?

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.

Jan 2020


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.

August, 2019

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.

April, 2019

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.

March 2019

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.

March 2019

¿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.

March 2019

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.

February 2019

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.

January 2019