July 30, 2018

Gottlieb Awards 17 Scholarships to Students Pursuing Careers in Medicine

MELROSE PARK, IL – The auxiliary and medical staff of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital have awarded $1,000 scholarships to nine graduating high school seniors and six college students who plan to pursue a career in medicine. Two additional scholarships were awarded by Dilip Patel, MD, and his wife, Krishna Patel, MD, who both practice medicine at Gottlieb.

The scholarships were presented to the students at a Gottlieb Auxiliary Board meeting on July 11. The organization, in conjunction with the Gottlieb medical staff, have awarded more than $300,000 scholarships for over 30 years to incoming or current college students.

"The Gottlieb Auxiliary Committee and medical staff are pleased to be able to continue a tradition of supporting future medical professionals," Gottlieb Auxiliary president Jan Morgan said. "We had another excellent group of recipients this year." 

The winning scholarship students are: 

High School Scholarships                     
Ian Moran, Fenwick High School (Biology/Pre-med)
Bianca Nance, Proviso East High School (Nursing)
Talia Nuzzo, Elmwood Park High School (Nursing)
Jessica Ortiz, West Leyden High School (Pre-med)
Sonali Rajput, Proviso West High School (Pharmacy)                                      
Dioco Reyes, East Leyden High School (Biology/Pharmacy)
Natalie Saez, Fenton High School (Nursing)

Patel Scholarship                                    
Emilia Kulka, Trinity High School (Biological Sciences)
Jake Schwartz, East Leyden High School (Pre-med)     

College Scholarships                    
Christina Bolton-Taylor, Lewis University (MSN - Nursing)
Abbey Brown, Dominican University (Nursing)
Diana Diaz, Elmhurst College (Nursing)
Jasmine Mirabelli, Loyola University Chicago (Nursing)
Crystal Robles, Benedictine University (BSN - Nursing)
Leanna Schweig, Elmhurst College (Nursing)

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.