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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Sixteen Loyola Medicine Physicians Named "Top Docs for Kids and Moms" by Chicago Magazine

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MAYWOOD, IL –– Chicago magazine's 2021 "Top Docs for Kids and Moms" list includes 16 Loyola Medicine physicians.

These maternal health and pediatric specialists "were selected by their peers as the best in the six-county area," according to Chicago magazine. Finalists were chosen based on nominations, as well as each physicians’ educational and professional experience. The list is featured in the February 2021 issue of Chicago magazine, and online.

"Loyola Medicine offers outstanding care for moms, babies, children and teens," said Shawn P. Vincent, president and CEO of Loyola Medicine. "These 16 doctors represent the best of Loyola, and our unwavering commitment to providing our patients with a lifetime of compassionate and uncompromising care."

Loyola Medicine "Top Docs for Kids":

Rekha Agrawal, MD, pediatric nephrology

John K. Boblick, MD, pediatrics

Hannah Chow, MD, pediatrics

Sean M. Diamond, MD, pediatrics

Marc A. Freed, DO, pediatrics

Mary E. Gruszka, MD, pediatrics

Charles Hemenway, MD, PhD, pediatric hematology-oncology

Oscar R. Linares, MD, pediatrics

Jonathan Muraskas, MD, neonatal-perinatal medicine

Joyce Rabbat, MD, pediatric allergy & immunology

Nabil M. Saleh, MD, pediatrics

Shivani P. Shah, MD, pediatric endocrinology

Marc G. Weiss, MD, neonatal-perinatal medicine

Loyola Medicine "Top Docs for Moms":

Jean Ricci Goodman, MD, maternal & fetal medicine

Scott Graziano, MD, obstetrics & gynecology

Paula White Prock, MD, obstetrics & gynecology

The list was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health care research and information company founded in 1992 by a former medical college board chairperson and president to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and hospitals. Castle Connolly’s selection process, under the direction of an MD, 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. After identifying the top doctors in America, Castle Connolly provides consumers with detailed information about their education, training, and expertise in its paperback guides and online directories. 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.