Category - Hospital History

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Remembrance Service in Cherished Angel Garden for Families Who Have Experienced The Loss of a Baby
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Water Birth Featured in the Southtown Star/Sun-Times
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Little Company of Mary Breaks Ground on Outpatient Care Center
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Cancer Survivor Treated at Little Company Celebrates 100 Year Old Birthday
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Little Company of Mary by the Decades: The 1990s
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Little Company of Mary by the Decades: The 1980s
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Little Company of Mary by the Decades: The 1970s
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Little Company of Mary by the Decades: The 1960s
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First Successful Organ Transplant, Little Company of Mary, 1950
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Cheaper by the Dozen: Our Birth Special Offer in the 1950s and 60s

Remembrance Service in Cherished Angel Garden for Families Who Have Experienced The Loss of a Baby

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers hosted their Annual Remembrance Service in honor of babies who have left the earth too soon.  The ceremony took place on May 20, 2012 in the Cherished Angel Garden, directly north of the Hospital. The Garden was dedicated in remembrance of babies who have passed away…

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Water Birth Featured in the Southtown Star/Sun-Times

Many women consider labor and delivery as a fairly straightforward, routine process: Once labor begins, you report to the hospital and opt for either a vaginal delivery via natural childbirth or an epidural. Caesareans are also commonplace. In recent years, however, expectant mothers have been seeking alternative birthing options to promote gentler options for baby…

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Little Company of Mary Breaks Ground on Outpatient Care Center

On Thursday, September 22nd, Little Company of Mary broke ground on the Outpatient Care Center, located at 6700 West 95th Street in Oak Lawn. The 51,000 square-foot, three-story facility will include the southwest area’s first nationally certified immediate care center, physician offices, lab and a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging suite complete with MRI, CT, ultrasound, radiology…

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Cancer Survivor Treated at Little Company Celebrates 100 Year Old Birthday

“I just turned 100 years old on December 11, and I’m doing fine,” said Helen Fesser, a cancer survivor who went through cancer treatment in the 70s at Little Company of Mary Hospital. When asked how she feels about turning 100, Fesser said, “It doesn’t bother me. I’m still going.” And she really is. She…

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Little Company of Mary by the Decades: The 1990s

The people of Little Company of Mary Hospital—including the sisters, physicians, nurses, staff, and patients—would likely agree that the Hospital is a place “where everybody knows your name.” By the 1990s, the number of babies born at the Hospital was upwards of 190,000. In 1997 the Hospital celebrated with a Baby Alumni Reunion, attended by…

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Little Company of Mary by the Decades: The 1980s

It was the decade of side ponytails, hot colors for clothing and makeup, leggings and shoulder pads. MTV was launched, and computers began to gain popularity. Reagan was president for most of the decade. And Little Company of Mary started the decade with a 50th anniversary celebration. Three physicians were present at the mass, dinner…

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Little Company of Mary by the Decades: The 1970s

In 1970, Little Company of Mary Hospital celebrated its 40th anniversary. Since the opening, the hospital had grown five times the original size and was now the largest Catholic hospital in the Chicago suburbs. By the numbers, the hospital had 600 beds, 200 physicians, and 1,700 employees. The Hospital cared for 24,000 patients and newborns…

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Little Company of Mary by the Decades: The 1960s

Little Company of Mary Hospital’s rich history includes several memorable moments and events in the 1960s. National and local historical events contribute to some stand-out memories from the decade: Baby Boom Births went from 230 in the first year open to over 5,000 per year during the baby boom of the 1950s and 60s. So…

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First Successful Organ Transplant, Little Company of Mary, 1950

Ruth Tucker, 49, suffered from polycystic kidneys and was in need of a new kidney. One of her kidneys was non-functioning and the other only functioned at 10 percent. Tucker’s mother and sister had also died from the same disease. The doctors, hospital leadership and patient bravely decided to attempt something that hadn’t been done…

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Cheaper by the Dozen: Our Birth Special Offer in the 1950s and 60s

Little Company of Mary is truly “The Baby Hospital” of the southwest suburbs of Chicago, and we have been known as such at least since the Baby Boom. In fact, the number of births at the hospital grew from 230 during the hospital’s first year open in 1930 to an average of 5,000 births per…

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