Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro will pay homage to his Dominican Republic roots by attending a Loyola University Health System fundraiser to benefit the Loyola ear, nose and throat department’s third medical mission to the Caribbean island nation. The fundraiser for the February mission will be held 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, at the Maya Del Sol restaurant, 144 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park.
The Loyola medical team is raising money to provide hearing aids for children in Santiago. Drinks and appetizers are included in the $50 donation, which includes a silent auction for Cubs and Blawkhawks memorabilia.
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus, Loyola University Hospital, is a 569-licensed-bed facility. It houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 264-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.