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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Sports Medicine Physician Douglas Evans, MD, to Assist at NCAA Frozen Four Hockey Tournament

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MAYWOOD, IL –  Loyola Medicine sports medicine physician Douglas Evans, MD, will help coordinate emergency medical coverage for athletes during the 2017 NCAA Frozen Four hockey tournament April 6 – 8 in Chicago.

If a player is injured or becomes ill and needs urgent hospital treatment, Dr. Evans will help make transportation and other arrangements with a local medical center to coordinate and expedite the athlete’s care.

The semifinals will be played on Thursday, April 6. University of Notre Dame (the hosting university for the tournament) will play University of Denver at 9:30 pm and Harvard University will play University of Minnesota Duluth at 6 pm. The semifinal winners will play each other for the NCAA Division I National Championship on Saturday, April 8. All games will be held at the United Center.​

Dr. Evans, a resident of Riverside, Illinois, is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating sports injuries. He has served as team physician for national and international hockey tournaments and is head team physician for the USA National University Men’s Hockey Team. Earlier this year, Dr. Evans and fellow Loyola sports medicine physician Haemi Choi, MD, were team physicians for USA Hockey’s men’s and women’s teams at the Winter World University Games. The games are the largest winter multi-sports event for student athletes and second largest international winter sporting event, second only to the winter Olympics.

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 92 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 129,000 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.