West Suburban Medical Center honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award
December 28, 2015
West Suburban Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
West Suburban Medical Center Earns ‘Straight A’s’ in Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score
June 22, 2015
OAK PARK, Ill. June 16, 2015– West Suburban Medical Center (West Suburban) has been recognized as a “Straight A’s Hospital” by The Leapfrog Group. This distinction places West Suburban in an elite group of only 182 hospitals in the entire nation to have achieved straight A’s in the Hospital Safety Score since the initiative was launched in June of 2012.
Awarded an “A” in Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score
October 28, 2014
West Suburban Medical Center (West Sub) was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.
West Suburban Medical Center and Westlake Hospital Announce New Chief Operating Officers
July 01, 2014
Joseph Ottolino has been named Chief Operating Officer for West Suburban Medical Center and Michael Ditoro has been named Chief Operating Officer for Westlake Hospital.
West Suburban Medical Center Names New Director For Breast Care Program
May 18, 2014
The West Suburban Medical Center Breast Program has named Dr. Rabia Z. Bhatti Medical Director for the hospital’s Breast Program. Dr. Bhatti is a board-certified general surgeon with special training for breast surgery.
West Suburban Medical Center Joint Center of Excellence Offers Free Summer Joint Pain Seminars
May 14, 2014
The West Suburban Medical Center Joint Center of Excellence will offer free educational joint pain seminars this summer. For weekend warriors or those battling everyday pain, if a worn hip or knee is slowing down your stride, attendees can learn how to address joint pain and enjoy the summer.
The Art of Healing
May 14, 2014
The Center for Cancer Care at the River Forest Medical Campus invites you to a celebration of life and art. Please join us as we celebrate The Art of Healing on National Cancer Survivor’s Day®
West Suburban Medical Center and Westlake Hospital Celebrate National Nurses Week 2014
May 06, 2014
West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park and Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park join their colleagues in healthcare around the country in celebrating National Nurses Week
Manicures & Mammograms
April 15, 2014
Schedule a mammogram on May 21, 2014 at the Breast Care Center at the River Forest Medical Campus and also be treated to two free spa services
Early Screenings Essential to Prevent and Effectively Treat Colon Cancer March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 18, 2014
Among cancers that affect both men and women, Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it.
West Suburban Medical Center and Westlake Hospital Announce New Chief Executive Officer
March 09, 2014
Patrick Maloney, 47, has been named Chief Executive Officer of West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Ill., and Westlake Hospital, in Melrose Park, Ill., effective February 28, 2014.
West Suburban Medical Center Receives Epicenter Designation in Robotic General Surgery
January 16, 2014
West Suburban Medical Center is proud to announce its achievement as Illinois’ first nationally recognized Epicenter for Robotic General Surgery, one of only twelve General Surgery Epicenters in the nation.
Dr. Frederick Tiesenga Speaks About Robotic Surgery at National Surgeons Conference
October 17, 2013
Frederick M. Tiesenga, MD, Medical Director of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at West Suburban Medical Center, gave a presentation about advanced robotic surgery on Monday, Oct. 7, at the American College of Surgeons 99th Annual Clinical Congress in Washington, D.C.
Robert W. Panton, MD, installed as president of the Chicago Medical Society
June 14, 2013
Robert W. Panton, MD, an Elmwood Park Ophthalmologist, and member of the Medical Staffs of Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center, was inaugurated as the Chicago Medical Society’s (CMS) 165rd president
West Suburban Medical Center Honored With Fitzsimmons Award For Exceptional Contributions to the Health of the Community
May 21, 2013
The Oak Park Department of Public Health and the Board of Health recently honored several individuals and West Suburban Medical Center with the 2013 Dr. William Fitzsimmons Award for National Public Health Week in April. The award was presented to West Suburban at the May 20 regular meeting of the Village of Oak Park. West Suburban Medical Center was recognized with the other nominees for exceptional contributions to the health of the community. Noted among West Suburban’s contributions was the Hospital’s community outreach in providing free health screenings, health fairs and informational lectures on health topics.
Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center Welcome New Cardiology Group
April 29, 2013
Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center recently welcomed six new physicians from the esteemed Chicago Cardiology Institute (CCI) to the Hospital Medical Staffs.
Area Women enjoy life-saving spa day
April 18, 2013
Area women enjoyed a life-saving spa day on April 17 at the Breast Care Center at the River Forest Medical Campus.
One Skillet Wonders
April 03, 2013
Join us for a FREE healthy cooking demonstration and meal tasting with personal chefs and owners of Flour and Sugar, a chef service that prepares and delivers healthy meals to clients, and Chicago Gourmet to You, a private catering company.
Are You Heart Smart?
March 15, 2013
Trust your heart to expert care and free screenings offered by West Suburban Medical Center and Westlake Hospital on Saturday, March 23. Hear presentations about heart health from our expert cardiologists.
Chicago Couple Welcomes Newborn in Unexpected Way
January 23, 2013
Little Aidan Hector Morales couldn't wait to be born. His parents were rushing to the West Suburban Medical Center when it became apparent the baby was ready to come. Little Aiden’s father delivered the baby and paramedics helped rush the parents to West Suburban Medical Center Family Birthplace to complete their unique birth experience.