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Loyola to host kick-off meeting of Chicagoland Kidney Support Group

MAYWOOD, Ill.  –  The new Chicagoland Kidney Support Group will hold its kick-off meeting during National Kidney Month in March.

The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Room 160 of  Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood.

The support group is for patients who have experienced chronic kidney disease, including those who are on dialysis or pre-dialysis or who are waiting for or have received kidney transplants. It is open to patients from Loyola or any other Chicago-area center.

“Living with kidney disease can be very challenging,” said Loyola kidney disease specialist Anuradha Wadhwa, MD. “This is a great opportunity for patients to come together and learn from one another’s experiences."

The free, one-hour meetings will be held every other month. Each meeting will include a speaker who will discuss a topic related to kidney disease. There also will be time for questions and answers and a general discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Call (708) 240-3051 or email or visit the support group's Facebook page.


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 is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that 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 255-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.

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