WHAT: The Oak Park Concert Chorale will carol through the halls of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park.
“Research shows that patients respond positively to appropriate tones, rhythms and melodies,” said Linda Fisher, MD, internal medicine and pediatrics at Gottlieb, who also is a certified music therapy practitioner. “Music is relaxing, soothing and enhances a sense of well-being, especially at the holiday time when the hospitalbound are feeling left out of the celebrations.”
WHO: Patients ranging from new mothers and their little ones to senior citizens will be treated to a healthy dose of holiday cheer, compliments of the Oak Park Concert Chorale. Traditional and modern carols, in a variety of languages, will be sung by a dozen carolers.
WHEN: Join us at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12.
WHERE: Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
701 W. North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Lobby area kickoff
HOW: Media who are planning to attend should call Stasia Thompson at (708) 417-5036.
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.