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West Suburban Medical Center honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

Dec 28, 2018

West Suburban Medical Center honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award       Oak Park, Ill., Dec. 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…

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Leap Year Baby

Mar 30, 2018

Yesterday was a special day that only comes along once every four years. That day was extra special for seven families who delivered on our Family Birthplace. The Wednesday Journal stopped by to interview one family about what it is like to now have a ‘Leap Year Baby.’ Click here…

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

Jan 18, 2018

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…

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Awarded an “A” in Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score

Dec 28, 2014

Awarded an “A” in Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score West Suburban Medical Center Recognized for Outstanding Record in Patient Safety Oak Park, IL. – 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…

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West Suburban Medical Center Names New Director For Breast Care Program

May 18, 2014

West Suburban Medical Center Names New Director For Breast Care Program   The West Suburban MedicalCenter Breast Program has named Dr. Rabia Z. Bhatti Medical Director for thehospital’s Breast Program. Dr. Bhatti is a board-certified general surgeon withspecial training for breast surgery.  She is a member of the AmericanSociety of…

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The Art of Healing

May 14, 2014

The Art of Healing National Cancer Survivors Day® 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® Art exhibit of 25 original works from Lilly Oncology On…

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Manicures & Mammograms

Apr 15, 2014

Manicures & Mammograms Sometimes a day at the spa really can be a lifesaver. 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, as well as refreshments and a gift bag. You’ll…

Early Screenings Essential to Prevent and Treat Colon Cancer

Mar 18, 2014

Early Screenings Essential to Prevent and Treat Colon Cancer Oak Park, Il. – 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…

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West Suburban MC Welcomes our new CEO

Mar 09, 2014

West Suburban MC Welcomes our new CEO       Chicago, Ill. – 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. An accomplished executive with more than 20 years…

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West Suburban MC get Epicenter Designation

Jan 16, 2014

West Suburban MC get Epicenter Designation Receives National Recognition as Surgical Training Site 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. The Epicenter designation indicates the Medical Center…

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First Robotic Surgery in West Suburban MC

Oct 17, 2013

First Robotic Surgery in West Suburban MC   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.  …

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Dr. Panton named President of Chicago Medical Society

Jun 14, 2013

Dr. Panton named President of Chicago Medical Society 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 during ceremonies on June 11, at the CMS Annual Meeting….

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West Suburban Medical Center gets Fitzsimmons Award

May 21, 2013

West Suburban Medical Center gets Fitzsimmons Award The OakPark Department of Public Health and the Board of Health recently honoredseveral individuals and West Suburban Medical Center with the 2013 Dr. WilliamFitzsimmons Award for National Public Health Week in April. The award waspresented to West Suburban at the May 20 regular…

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Westlake & West Suburban MC welcome Cardiology Team

Apr 29, 2013

Westlake & West Suburban MC welcome Cardiology Team Westlake Hospital and WestSuburban Medical Center recently welcomed six new physicians from the esteemedChicago Cardiology Institute (CCI) to the Hospital Medical Staffs. “We are very excited at this newpartnership with Chicago Cardiology Institute,” says William A. Brown, FACHE,Chief Executive Officer, Westlake Hospital…

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Area Women enjoy life-saving spa day

Apr 18, 2013

Area Women enjoy life-saving spa day On April 17, 2013, The Breast Care Center at the River Forest Medical Campus invited women to treat themselves to a spa outing – while also taking care of their health. Patients who scheduled a mammogram on April 17 at the Breast Care Center…

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One Skillet Wonders

Apr 03, 2013

One Skillet Wonders 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. Monica Schulze-Langowski – a two-time contestant on…

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Are You Heart Smart?

Mar 15, 2013

Are You Heart Smart? Saturday, March 23 8:00 – 11:00 am River Forest Medical Campus Building A 7411 West Lake Street, River Forest, Illinois 60305 Trust your heart to expert care and free screenings offered by West Suburban Medical Center and Westlake Hospital. Hear presentations about heart health from our…

Chicago Couple Welcomes Newborn in Unexpected Way

Jan 23, 2013

Chicago Couple Welcomes Newborn in Unexpected Way They thought they would make it to West Suburban Medical Center in time, but little Aidan Hector Morales couldn’t wait. His parents, Hector Morales, 32, and Kathryn “Katie” Engel, 31, were rushing to the hospital in their Dodge van when contractions intensified. Katie…

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WSMC Welcomes Chicago’s First Senior Emergency Department

Dec 11, 2012

WSMC Welcomes Chicago’s First Senior Emergency Department   WestSuburban Medical Center wants a growing number of geriatric patients in theChicago area to have an experience like none other when they’re in need ofemergency care – an attentive, safe and calm experience from the medicalprofessionals and environment which surrounds them. Thelong…

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River Forest Medical Campus Welcomes New Cardiac Experts

Dec 05, 2012

River Forest Medical Campus Welcomes New Cardiac Experts The Cardiac Care Center at River Forest Medical Campus recently welcomed university-level cardiac experts from the Heart Care Centers of Illinois (HCCI). In addition to the current offering of renowned cardiologists at The Cardiac Care Center, this brings the knowledge and experience…

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Mammography Technician Helps Cancer Diagnosis

Sep 25, 2012

Mammography Technician Helps Cancer Diagnosis A radiologic technologist and mammography technician at the River Forest Breast Care Center, Cynthia Wiatrak, takes breast cancer screening to Ethiopia as part of a medical mission trip in October – in hopes of elevating the survival rate there, which is startlingly low, while Breast…

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Hospital Staff and Employee Excellence Awards

Aug 13, 2012

Hospital Staff and Employee Excellence Awards West Suburban Medical Center recently honored three employees for their excellent service and dedication to their work in the hospital’s quarterly Employee Excellence Awards. Brenda Harris, Department Secretary, Physical Therapy – River Forest, won the Support Staff Employee of the Quarter Award. Brenda is…

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West Suburban MC CEO make Hospital Leader List

Aug 10, 2012

West Suburban MC CEO make Hospital Leader List Jack Cleary, Chief Executive Officer of Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center, was recently named to the  Becker’s Hospital Review “300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” list. Leaders from senior management at a range of hospitals and health systems across the…

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West Suburban Medical live surgery Tweet get air time on ABC 7

Aug 08, 2012

West Suburban Medical live surgery Tweet get air time on ABC 7 August 6, 2012 (OAK PARK, Ill.) (WLS) — Social media is now going into the operating room during live surgery. West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park sent out live tweets during a hip replacement surgery. Click here…

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West Suburban Medical to Live Tweet Joint Replacement Surgery

Jul 30, 2012

West Suburban Medical to Live Tweet Joint Replacement Surgery Oak Park, Ill. (July 30, 2012) – On Monday, Aug. 6, you can be a part of the Operating Room at West Suburban Medical Center with just the click of a mouse by following a live Twittercast of an uncommon joint…

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West Suburban MC Welcomes Nurse Executive

Jun 30, 2012

West Suburban MC Welcomes Nurse Executive   Roslyn “Roz” Lennon, R.N., M.S.N., has been appointed Chief Nursing Officer at Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. In her role, Lennon will serve as an advocate for safety, superior medical care and service excellence.  She comes to West Suburban most…

West Suburban MC receives Chest Pain Accreditation

Jun 27, 2012

West Suburban MC receives Chest Pain Accreditation Oak Park, IL (June 27, 2012) – Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center announces that it has again received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities…

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West Suburban MC gets A award for Hospital Safety

Jun 08, 2012

West Suburban MC gets A award for Hospital Safety Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. West Suburban Medical Center received the top grade based on…

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Recognizing Leadership & Volunteerism

May 01, 2012

Recognizing Leadership & Volunteerism Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center recognized Malcolm (Mac) Deam M.D., Infectious Disease Physician, and The Auxiliary of West Suburban Medical Center for their leadership, unwavering commitment and significant contributions to the institution and the community during a celebratory reception in their honor on April 20.  …

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The Breast Center Receives Center of Excellence Designation

Apr 26, 2012

The Breast Center Receives Center of Excellence Designation The Breast Center located on the Vanguard River Forest Medical Campus, at 420 William Street in River Forest, Illinois, has earned the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). “Our ability to diagnose breast cancer…

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West Suburban MC open Cancer Wig Boutique

Jan 30, 2012

West Suburban MC open Cancer Wig Boutique Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center, has joined with the American Cancer Society to open a new Wig Boutique at 7411 Lake Street, River Forest. Cancer patients suffering from the effects of chemotherapy and radiation can be fitted at no cost with brand new…

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New Joint Center of Excellence

Jan 11, 2012

New Joint Center of Excellence Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center Unveils New Joint Center of Excellence Helping Patients with Chronic Hip, Knee Pain to Become Active Again Oak Park, Ill. (January 9, 2012) – Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center is opening a new Joint Center of Excellence that will offer…

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West Suburban MC ranks in Top 28 hospital in US

Mar 30, 2011

West Suburban MC ranks in Top 28 hospital in US West Suburban Ranks No. 28 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Chicago Metro Area Rankings Oak Park, Ill. – March 29, 2011 – West Suburban Medical Center ranks No. 28 in the Chicago area in U.S. News &…

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Winter Community Newsletter

Jan 28, 2011

Winter Community Newsletter Welcome! We’re pleased to present the first issue of WITH YOU FOR HEALTH.  We hope you find it a useful tool and a helpful source of information about West Suburban Medical Center. > Winter 2011 Issue

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New Incisionless Surgery for GERD

Nov 01, 2010

New Incisionless Surgery for GERD West Suburban Medical and Westlake Hospital physicians, Fred Tiesenga, M.D., and Karmarn Heydarpour, M.D. were featured on ABC Channel 7 regarding a revolutionary treatment for GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). Drs. Tiesenga and Heydarpour use the TIF, or Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication, procedure to treat the underlying…

West Suburban Hospital joins the Vanguard family

Jun 29, 2010

West Suburban Hospital joins the Vanguard family Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Hospital joined the Vanguard family on July 1, 2010. Vanguard owns and operates 17 acute care hospitals and complementary facilities and services in Chicago, Illinois; Phoenix, Arizona; San Antonio, Texas; and Massachusetts. Vanguard also owns three managed care…

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