Internal Medicine Accolades

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Congratulations Abby Sapp, D.O. for being selected by the AOF as Outstanding Resident of the Year 2016! Read the full article here!

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Congratulations on your Publication! (Presented online in the Journal of Invasive Cardiology)

Congratulations! Internal Medicine Resident Nicholas Gustafson, D.O. the recipient of the Gold Humanism Award. Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine third year class selected Nick as one of six recipients to receive the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award funded through the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. The award is based on demonstration og commitment to teaching and the compassionate treatment of patients and their families, students and colleagues. This is the twelfth year these awards will be given by CCOM. The award is given to honor house staff that have proven their skills in working with the current third year class. 

Improvements are under way...!

 

Olympia Fields Parking Plan

Summary and Impact

The southeast portion of the hill parking lot will be reconfigured as needed during construction. The current configuration is to accommodate work on an east water main. In the coming days the southeast portion of the lot will once again be closed and used for construction vehicles and activity. 

An additional, paved parking lot has been added to the south end of the Franciscan Medical Pavilion (FMP) parking area. This lot will accommodate patient and valet parking. Valet parking has been revised to provide more valet service to patients entering at the main lobby and FMP.

Additional Information

·         Our patients come first. Employees are asked to park in designated areas, as indicated on the attached map and refrain from parking in patient parking areas. 

·         For your safety, yellow marked crosswalks and concrete barriers are present to guide you from the hill parking to the employee entrance outside the Auditorium.

Key Dates

Parking closures are in progress

Ends: Mid-2017 (Actual date TBD)

Temporary Surgery Move to Chicago Heights

Summary and Impact

Surgery will temporarily move from Olympia Fields to Chicago Heights. Open heart, breast and emergency surgeries are excluded from this move and will remain in Olympia Fields where three ORs and a recovery area will remain operational. This temporary move allows for construction to enhance the state-of-the-art surgical services in Olympia Fields.

Additional Information

The move will be completed in two phases. Phase I took place last week as Pre-Admission Testing was relocated to 7 South at Chicago Heights. Their phone number remains the same. Phase II begins on July 29 when surgery makes the move to Chicago Heights. The C-arm will be moved at 8:00 a.m. July 29. The Surgery move will begin after hours and go throughout the weekend to ensure that Surgery is ready for a full schedule in Chicago Heights on Monday, Aug. 1.

Key Dates

Surgery to move from OF to CH: July 29

Full Surgery schedule in CH begins: Aug. 1

Duration of temporary relocation: 6-9 months

Construction for PET/CT

Summary and Impact

Construction has begun in the Heart & Vascular Institute for the PET/CT installation. 

Additional Information

Demolition in this area may create some noise over the next few weeks. Construction is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 19 with installation and calibration of the PET/CT to follow.

Key Dates

Scheduled completion: Aug. 19

Patient schedule to begin: Sept. 14-16

2100 and 2400 Units

Summary and Impact

Construction to renovate the 2100 and 2400 units in Olympia Fields is underway. Recently, beds and equipment were removed from these areas to accommodate the construction. 

Additional Information

Renovation of these units builds on the exciting promise to modernize and upgrade these facilities and create all private rooms for our inpatients.

Key Dates

Duration: TBD

Chicago Heights Inpatient Room

Summary and Impact

An effort is underway to refurbish inpatient units in Chicago Heights. The work is ongoing and will shift from unit to unit as needed.

Additional Information

The inpatient room "spruce up" includes, repairing walls, painting and general maintenance. On a closely related note, see more information about the Art of Healing Project.

Key Dates

Duration: Ongoing