July 14, 2015

Gottlieb receives Outstanding Clinical Site award

MAYWOOD, IL – Gottlieb Memorial Hospital has been voted Outstanding Clinical Site by the 2015 nurse anesthesia graduating class at Chicago’s Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

“Gottlieb was chosen for this top honor from a field of 31 hospitals and medical center clinical sites in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana,” says Sandra Larson, PhD, MS, CRNA, APN chair, program director, Nurse Anesthesia program at Rosalind Franklin. “We are grateful for our affiliation with Gottlieb and proud to partner with the Gottlieb anesthesia and operating room professionals to train the future generations of health care professionals.”  

Some of the comments written about Gottlieb by the nominating students include:

  • “The Gottlieb anesthesia team truly values each other. There’s no ‘us vs. them’ mentality that we often see. This makes for a nice working environment.”
  • “They genuinely want to teach and take an active role in educating the students.”
  • “Gottlieb was welcoming to a first day clinical student and the anesthesia group was receptive as well as knowledgeable.”

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, located in Melrose Park, IL, has teaching affiliations with several higher education medical institutions including Rosalind Franklin University. “Teaching the next generation of nurse anesthetists in a clinical setting is central to our academic mission as part of Loyola University Health System,” says Suzanne Park, CRNA, Gottlieb. Park is clinical coordinator of the nurse anesthesia teaching program. “It is especially meaningful that Gottlieb was chosen by the students to receive this esteemed award.”  The nurse anesthesia teaching program is overseen by Howard Konowitz, MD, and Robert Molnar, DO, of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.   

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.