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March 25, 2014
Loyola opens an Immediate Care center in Park Ridge
Everything from walk-in appointments to academic medicine available at new center
MAYWOOD, Ill. - Loyola University Health System is expanding care to its Park Ridge neighbors by opening an Immediate Care center at the Loyola Center for Health at Park Ridge, located at 1030 W. Higgins Road.
Opening on April 1, 2014, the Immediate Care center will offer residents access to academic-based medicine and the expertise of Loyola’s patient-care team on a walk-in basis, with no appointments necessary. It will be open during hours when many physicians’ offices are closed.
The Immediate Care Center at Loyola Center for Health at Park Ridge is open every day, except Christmas Day. Hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.
“Loyola already is an established member of the Park Ridge community and we are excited to continue to help meet the health needs of our neighbors by offering immediate care services,” said Beatrice Probst, MD, director of the Loyola Immediate Care network.
Loyola’s newest immediate care center will provide Park Ridge residents as well as neighboring communities a medical option when dealing with a condition or illness that doesn’t warrant emergency care but does require prompt medical attention. Loyola’s immediate care physicians are part of the Loyola network, which gives patients access to leading-edge research, technology and physician leaders in primary and specialty care.
“Providing outstanding medical care while understanding that a person is more than an illness is paramount to our medical care team. Our desire is to bring compassionate care with the backing of academic medicine to everyone who walks in the door of our immediate care clinic,” Probst said.
Immediate care is different from emergency care. Immediate care doctors can take care of acute illnesses such strep throat or flu but also address injuries such as a small laceration or broken bones. The Park Ridge location has diagnostic services on-site, such as a laboratory, X-ray and cardiac diagnostic testing to assist with determining the best treatment.
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.