As experts in hospital-based medicine, members of the Division of Hospital Medicine work exclusively with hospitalized patients therefore ensuring efficient and safe care of multiple complex medical problems. We work in a collaborative manner with other members of the healthcare team to ensure that patients receive the most comprehensive healthcare throughout their hospitalization. We also work closely with the patient’s primary care physician to ensure safe transitions from admission to discharge.
As the field of Hospital Medicine is at the forefront of improving patient safety and quality of care measures, Loyola University Hospitalists are actively involved in various initiatives focusing on these measures such as medication reconciliation, electronic medical records improvement, and inpatient anticoagulation protocols.
Loyola University Medical Center Hospitalists also work very closely with our Internal Medicine Residency program. We are an integral part of the training program of our medical students and residents through our dedicated Hospitalist teaching service. Using the Society of Hospital Medicine Core Curriculum guidelines, our Hospitalists focus on areas critical to being successful in the field of hospital medicine.
Loyola University Medical Center employs 26 full-time Hospitalists and dedicated nocturnists, ensuring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week attendance to patients’ needs. Our highly educated, energetic, and skilled group of hospitalists is dedicated to the growth of the exciting field of hospital medicine. We aim to be a premiere academic hospital medicine program in the area.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division Director, Hospital Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Division of Hospital Medicine
Building 54 - Room 007
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 216-5118
Fax: (708) 216-8188
Hospital Medicine Faculty
The Loyola Hospitalists are committed to providing outstanding care to the hospitalized complex medical patient. Members of the Division care for a broad range of patients including both adult and pediatric patients with problems ranging from asthma to renal transplant. The Loyola hospitalists are also active in the pre-operative evaluation of surgical patients and will be the physicians in charge of Loyola University Medical Center’s new observation unit in 2009. Hospice and home care are also directed by physicians within Hospital Medicine.
Palliative Care is a medical specialty devoted to improving quality of life and relief of suffering for people living with advanced illness. Palliative care helps through all stages of serious illness. It is best introduced early in your care and is provided at the same time as other treatments for your disease including things like chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Loyola’s palliative care team includes board-certified physicians who work closely with other members of the team including a palliative care advanced practice nurse, social workers, chaplains, and bereavement counselors to provide maximal support for patients and their families. Together with your own doctor, we make sure that you receive:
- Expert treatment of your pain and symptoms
- Close communication about your illness and treatment choices
- Coordination of your care among all of your health care providers
- Emotional and spiritual support for you and your family
- Care in the clinic and in the hospital
- Referral and coordination of home care services
Begin palliative care early.
Palliative care can occur at the same time as all other treatments for your illness. It does not depend upon your prognosis. So there’s absolutely no reason to wait. Pain and other symptoms affect your quality of life, and the stress can have a big impact on your family. The palliative care team can help.
Your insurance will cover palliative care.
Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover palliative care services. It is handled like other medical services, such as oncology or cardiology.
Research in the field of hospital medicine is focused on the areas of health care quality, patient safety, outcomes research and informatics. Faculty are encouraged to collaborate with other researchers from faculty colleagues from around the University in these areas. A cross disciplinary Research In Progress Seminar is being developed which will encourage collaborative research. Opportunities to develop the research presence of hospital medicine are strongly encouraged.