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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Nine Loyola Medicine Physicians Named to Chicago Magazine’s 2020 list of “Top Docs for Fitness Junkies”

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MAYWOOD, IL— Nine Loyola Medicine physicians have been named to Chicago magazine’s list of “Top Docs for Fitness Junkies.”

The list of orthopaedic specialists, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. and published in the October 2020 issue, were “chosen as the best locally by their peers.”

“Loyola’s team of exceptional orthopaedic specialists has long been recognized for their comprehensive musculoskeletal care and experience in treating common to complex bone and joint disorders and diseases,” said Richard K. Freeman, MD, Loyola Medicine regional chief clinical officer.

Hand Surgery 

Michael S. Bednar, MD
Brachial plexus injury; carpal tunnel syndrome; hand and wrist surgery

Terry Light, MD (retired)
Congenital hand deformities; pediatric hand injuries and reconstruction; thumb absence

Orthopaedic Surgery

Douglas Evans, MD
Hip and knee surgery; sports injuries

Nickolas Garbis, MD
Elbow, minimally invasive and shoulder surgery; sports injuries

William Hopkinson, MD
Arthritis; hip, joint and knee replacement; sports medicine

Harold Rees, MD
Hip and knee replacement

Dane Salazar, MD
Elbow and shoulder surgery; shoulder replacement

Pietro M. Tonino, MD
Arthroscopic surgery; elbow, knee, and shoulder surgery

Karen Wu, MD
Hip and knee replacement and revision

Loyola University Medical Center Orthopaedics is ranked “high performing” in the 2020-21 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings. High-performing specialties rank among the top 10% of programs in the nation. Loyola Medicine was also named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s current list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopaedic Programs, and LUMC is recognized as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ in Spine Surgery.

Castle Connolly’s selection process, under the direction of a medical doctor, involves surveying hundreds of thousands of physicians, as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and regional and community hospitals across the nation. Online nominating is open to all licensed physicians. Educational and professional experience is screened before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. Doctors cannot pay to be selected.

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.