Archive - 2011

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A Simple Backache—or Something More Serious?
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Follow the Roadmap to Heart Health
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Door-to-Balloon Time: Quick heart attack treatment saves Orland Park woman
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What is a Nurse Practitioner? Also, happy 1 year to Vista Family Medicine
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Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test
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Save the Date! Crystal Heart Ball, February 4, 2012
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It's time for a Wake Up Call
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Little Company of Mary Breaks Ground on Outpatient Care Center
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Little Company of Mary Earns "Top Performer" Recognition from Joint Commission
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Little Company of Mary's COO, Mary Freyer, Named Among Top Women Leaders in Healthcare Industry

A Simple Backache—or Something More Serious?

It might strike when you pick up your child, reach to pull a weed or get up from your office chair. If you’re like most Americans, you’ve had at least one episode of back pain. The best treatment is usually simple but not easy: time. “When you’re incapacitated by back pain, you feel like it’s…

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Follow the Roadmap to Heart Health

If life is a road trip, your heart is the engine powering your journey. Treat it right, and it will keep you humming along for years. But slack off on proper care and maintenance, and you can expect lots of problems. Not sure of the best route to a healthy heart? Joan Murphy, R.N., Ph.D.,…

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Door-to-Balloon Time: Quick heart attack treatment saves Orland Park woman

In May 2011, 67-year-old Judith O’Sullivan’s life was saved at Little Company of Mary Hospital—and this can be credited to the impressive door-to-balloon time upheld at the hospital. Door-to-balloon time is a term coined by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to describe the time it takes to recognize and treat a heart attack patient…

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What is a Nurse Practitioner? Also, happy 1 year to Vista Family Medicine

Happy Anniversary! One year ago, Vista Family Medicine became a part of Little Company of Mary Affiliated Services, Inc., a network of physicians and facilities strategically located throughout the Southwest side. Vista Family Medicine is an intimate family practice providing clinical excellence above and beyond traditional medicine in a peaceful and caring environment. Our board…

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Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test

As part of their ongoing efforts to keep our country and communities safe during emergencies, the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS test plays a key role in ensuring the nation is prepared for all hazards, and that the U.S….

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Save the Date! Crystal Heart Ball, February 4, 2012

Little Company of Mary Hospital Foundation will host their 22nd annual Crystal Heart Ball on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Field Museum. The Chairpersons for this year’s event are Jim and Marti Wendt Doherty. They are joined by the co-chairs, Dr. Irving and Shirley Fuld. The Chairs and the Crystal Heart Ball Committee have…

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It's time for a Wake Up Call

In the United States, the number one cause of death is cardiovascular disease including heart attack and stroke. A startling truth about cardiovascular disease is that many people are unaware that they are at serious risk for heart attack and stroke until it is too late. Knowing your risk factors gives you an opportunity to…

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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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Little Company of Mary Earns "Top Performer" Recognition from Joint Commission

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. LCMH was recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve…

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Little Company of Mary's COO, Mary Freyer, Named Among Top Women Leaders in Healthcare Industry

Becker’s Hospital Review Named Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Chief Operating Officer, Mary Freyer, among their Top 56 Women Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems.   This exclusive list highlights the talents and extraordinary accomplishments of some of today’s most notable female leaders in the healthcare industry. With a keen eye for success, the women featured…

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