Tag: health care

RUSH and Franciscan Alliance agree to new partnership

Rush University System for Health (RUSH) and Franciscan Alliance Inc., have signed a letter of intent and associated services agreement that will provide advisory services to assist Franciscan Health Olympia Fields in graduate medical education and physician recruitment throughout 2022. Leaders from both health systems underscored the value of the[Read More…]

South Suburban Hospital gets approval to modernize its surgical suite

Advocate’s South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest received approval for a $97,630,432 modernization of its surgical suite.  The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board gave its approval to the project Oct. 30 after hearing Rashard Johnson, the hospital’s president, and a South Suburban Hospital team describe the need.  The project will[Read More…]

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Surgeon tops 1,000 robotic procedures

Advocate South Suburban Hospital announced Monday that Dr. Erik Swenson, a general surgeon at hospital in Hazel Crest, has completed nearly 1,300 robotic surgeries.   Dr. Erik Swenson has   completed more than   1,000 robotic surgeries.  (Provided photo) “I certainly feel a sense of accomplishment, but at the same time, I’m not winded.[Read More…]

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Franciscan Health ER consolidation nears completion with added treatment rooms in Olympia Fields

Earlier this year the new Franciscan Health Olympia Fields Emergency Department opened with increased space for patients in anticipation of the closure of the emergency room at Franciscan Health Chicago Heights. The new emergency department includes 32 treatment rooms with six being minor care beds for treating those with illness[Read More…]

Fall events

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

  • Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse Sneaker Ball fundraiser.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

  • Homewood Fire Department open house, 17950 Dixie Highway, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Recyclepalooza in Flossmoor, Parker Junior High School parking lot, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Shops on Sterling grand reopening, 1056 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor.
  • Pop Culture fourth anniversary celebration, noon until 7 p.m., 18035 Dixie Highway, Homewood.

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

SUNDAY, OCT. 16

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