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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Four Loyola Medicine Nurses Accepted to IONL Nurse Leader Fellowship

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MAYWOOD, IL – Four Loyola Medicine nurses were accepted to the Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders (IONL) Nurse Leader Fellowship for 2021.

The Illinois Nurse Leader Fellowship is a program dedicated to the development and support of managers and new directors from diverse practice environments throughout the state. The fellowship is designed to build and enhance leadership skills and competencies through education, mentoring and networking. The Loyola Medicine nurses who were selected are below:

  • Lori Chiapetta, MSN, RN, CNML, nurse manager at MacNeal Hospital Intensive Care Unit
  • Travis Dalke, BSN, RN-BC, nurse manager at MacNeal Hospital Behavioral Health Unit
  • Stefanie Keating, BSN, RN, nurse manager at Loyola University Medical Center Operating Room
  • Jessica Leddy, MSW, BSN, RN, PCCN, nurse manager at Loyola University Medical Center 3NW Medicine

"The nurse leaders chosen for this fellowship represent our continued commitment to growth and education for all of our nursing staff," said Peggy Norton-Rosko, DNP, RN, NEA-C, regional chief nursing officer for Loyola Medicine. "We are proud of their hard work and dedication, and are excited to see how they implement this new knowledge and experience in our hospitals."

Fellowship candidates are nominated by a hospital's chief nursing officer and selected by the IONL. The fellowship runs throughout 2021 and gives participants the opportunity to work collaboratively with other nurse leaders and gain valuable skills to be leaders for change. Graduates will serve as mentors for future nurse leader fellows.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.