West Suburban Medical Center receives Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Silver Achievement Award

August 27, 2020

West Suburban Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Silver Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer heart attacks.

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West Suburban Medical Center receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

August 13, 2020

West Suburban Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

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The Charger Squad Helps Patients and Families Connect

June 12, 2020

In March, when COVID-19 began to take hold of the country, PCC Community Wellness Family Nurse Practitioner Megan Tress, MSN, FNP-C, RN, quickly realized that strict hospital visitor restrictions were taking a toll on patients and families kept apart by the “silent killer.”  Megan saw countless patients cut off from their families once their cell phones lost their charge and witnessed the impact this was having on their recovery. She decided to do something about it.

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COVID-19 Support Group: Bringing Compassion to Healing

May 26, 2020

As Director of the Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Medicine Program at West Suburban Medical Center, Brad Riesterer, MBA-HCM, understands the important role of compassion in treating critically ill patients. In a reversal of roles this past March, he never expected to find himself in dire need of this compassion when his health took a drastic turn for the worse due to COVID-19. Just as Chicago area hospitals were gearing up for the pandemic, Brad was facing the fight of his life.

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River Forest Medical Campus and West Suburban Medical Center Receive Generous Mask Donation

May 14, 2020

Last week, River Forest Medical Campus (RFMC) and West Suburban Medical Center (WSMC) received 100 beautiful, hand-made masks, lovingly sewn by more than 120 Polish-American women across 61 towns in the Chicagoland area. The group calls themselves “Make A Mask Illinois,” and since the initiative was started five weeks ago, they have “cut, sewed, washed, ironed, packaged and delivered 2,368 face masks to 38 different places,” according to their Go Fund Me page. They currently have requests for more than 2,000+ masks waiting to be fulfilled.

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West Suburban Medical Center Receives “A” Rating for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

May 4, 2020

West Suburban Medical Center has been recognized by The Leapfrog Group as one of only 49 hospitals in Illinois to have achieved an “A” rating for patient safety. West Suburban has consistently achieved this A rating for eight out of nine years since 2012, demonstrating our continued commitment to providing quality healthcare and keeping patient safety first.

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West Suburban Medical Center Develops Illinois’ First Sub-Acute Rehabilitation COVID-19 Unit

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 has taught all of us a valuable lesson about adaptability and ingenuity. As healthcare providers in this uncertain time, we have had to develop new ways to safely and quickly meet the needs of our community. This has required the establishment of new protocols and programs to treat our patients and to protect our staff. West Suburban Medical Center’s Subacute Rehabilitation (SAR) unit exemplifies this spirit of adaptability and ingenuity through the development of the first SAR COVID 19+ unit in Illinois.

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Oak Park Community Restaurants and Donors Make All the Difference During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 27, 2020

The love and support shown to us from our community has been remarkable. West Suburban Medical Center has received more than 1,500 donated meals from members of our community and the greater Chicagoland area to support our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Medical Students, Volunteers Give Back To Community During Pandemic

April 19, 2020

In this time of crisis, many community members are taking it upon themselves to step up, pitch in and offer innovative support. Their grass-roots efforts are making waves across social media platforms as online connections are being made and personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages are being addressed.

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Community Group uses 3D Printers to Produce Thousands of Face Shields for Hospitals

April 15, 2020

In this time of crisis, many community members are taking it upon themselves to step up, pitch in and offer innovative support. Their grass-roots efforts are making waves across social media platforms as online connections are being made and personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages are being addressed.

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CH Distillery donates “hand crafted” sanitizer for West Suburban Medical Center and PCC Clinic Front Line Staff

April 7, 2020

As front line healthcare workers continue to serve our communities impacted by the pandemic, West Suburban Medical Center and healthcare facilities across the nation are grateful for community donations of equipment and supplies that help in the battle against COVID-19.

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West Suburban & Oak Park Art League Present “Serendipity – The Art of John Signorelli”

January 24, 2020

West Suburban & Oak Park Art League Present “Serendipity – The Art of John Signorelli”   Artist member John Signorelli, February 3, 2020 – March 28, 2020. Opening Reception Sunday, February 16, 2020, 2 – 4 p.m. (wine and light refreshments)…

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West Suburban Medical Center, Weiss Hospital Leapfrog Ratings Improve Under Pipeline Leadership

November 11, 2019

West Suburban Medical Center and Louis Weiss Memorial Hospital saw their patient safety ratings from the non-profit Leapfrog improve for the first-half of 2019. West Suburban received an A-rating, up from its B previously. Weiss Memorial also improved too, now with a C-rating, up from its old rating of a D. Both hospitals became part of the Pipeline Health System in January 2019…

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West Suburban Medical Center Earns Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery

November 1, 2019

West Suburban Medical Center Earns Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery The Center for Bariatric Surgery and Medical Weight-Loss at West Suburban Medical Center is designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery. Our bariatric team delivers high-quality, safe, and cost-effective care. It also means that the West Suburban Medical Center team provides a [...]

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West Suburban & Oak Park Art League Present “Fleeting Fragrances”

March 7, 2019

West Suburban & Oak Park Art League Present “Fleeting Fragrances” Artist member Bala Thiagarajan, Ph.D February – 2 April 1, 2018 Opening Reception Friday, February 2 6 – 8 p.m. (wine and light refreshments) Artist will be present West Suburban Medical Center Main Building Lower Level Gallery 3 Erie Court, Oak Park, IL 60302 Free parking […]

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West Suburban & Oak Park Art League Present “I See A Long Journey”

West Suburban & Oak Park Art League Present “I See A Long Journey” Artist member Sara Peak Convery April 6 – May 30, 2018 Opening Reception Friday, April 6, 2018 6 – 8 p.m. (wine and light refreshments) Artist will be present West Suburban Medical Center Main Building Lower Level Gallery 3 Erie Court, Oak […]

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Rep. Ford and West Suburban Medical Center Create West Side Task Force

Rep. Ford and West Suburban Medical Center Create West Side Task Force April 3, 2017, 10:36 AM Representative La Shawn K. Ford, together with medical staff and administration from West Suburban Medical Center, held a meeting Friday, March 24th with invited leaders to identify and address community concerns of those living on the west side of […]

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West Suburban & Oak Park Art League Present “Two Lenses – Two Photographers”

West Suburban & Oak Park Art League Present “Two Lenses – Two Photographers” Artist member David Gilbert and John Padour June 1 – July 31, 2018 Opening Reception Friday, June 1, 2018 6 – 8 p.m. (wine and light refreshments) Artists will be present West Suburban Medical Center Main Building Lower Level Gallery 3 Erie […]

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Art Is Medicine at West Suburban Medical Center

Art Is Medicine at West Suburban Medical Center Rehabilitation often means practicing therapy techniques indoors but thanks to Occupational Therapist and professional artist, Sarah Landon, patients at West Suburban Medical Center have nature brought to them where and when they need it the most. Landon turned her workplace, the West Suburban subacute rehabilitation gym, into [...]

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West Suburban Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award

West Suburban Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award American Heart Association Award recognizes West Suburban Medical Center’s commitment to quality stroke care OAK PARK, IL  ― West Suburban Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the […]

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West Suburban Medical Center Awarded Advanced Certification For Primary Stroke Centers

West Suburban Medical Center Awarded Advanced Certification For Primary Stroke Centers Oak Park, Il – West Suburban Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s  Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. “This elite award recognizes West Suburban Medical Center’s commitment to providing exceptional […]

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Cathy Yen Joins West Suburban Medical Center Governing Board

Cathy Yen Joins West Suburban Medical Center Governing Board Oak Park, Ill. June 1, 2018 – Cathy Yen, Executive Director of the Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce, has joined the West Suburban Medical Center Governing Board. Ms. Yen’s fellow board members include Representative La Shawn Ford, Ade Onayemi, Ken Blair, MD, Makis Limperis, MD, […]

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West Suburban & Oak Park Art League Present “Open Spaces and City Places”

West Suburban & Oak Park Art League Present “Open Spaces and City Places” Artist member John Nicholas August 1 – September 30, 2018 Opening Reception Friday, August 3, 2018 6 – 8 p.m. (wine and light refreshments) Artist will be present West Suburban Medical Center Main Building Lower Level Gallery 3 Erie Court, Oak Park, [...]

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West Suburban & Oak Park Art League Present “CityScapes: An intimate view of everyday places and spaces”

West Suburban & Oak Park Art League Present “CityScapes: An intimate view of everyday places and spaces” Artist member Maria Gedroc December 7, 2018 – January 29, 2019 December 7, 2018 – January 29, 2019 Opening Reception Friday, December 7, 2018 6 – 8 p.m. (wine and light refreshments) Artist will be present West Suburban [...]

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West Suburban Medical Center Receives 13th Consecutive “A” for Patient Safety From The Leapfrog Group

West Suburban Medical Center Receives 13th Consecutive “A” for Patient Safety From The Leapfrog Group Oak Park, Ill. April 25, 2018 – West Suburban Medical Center has been recognized by The Leapfrog Group as one of only 49 hospitals in the nation, and nine in Illinois, to have achieved straight A’s since 2012 for patient […]

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