Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine are expanding their unique affiliation by launching an advanced telemedicine stroke program and opening a cancer infusion center at the Palos Heights hospital. The two patient-centered initiatives connect Palos patients and doctors to Loyola’s renowned stroke and cancer experts.
The cancer infusion center will bring nationally renowned cancer treatment close to home for south suburban patients and provides an additional, convenient location for Loyola oncology care.
“Rather than asking patients to travel to us, we will come to them,” said Daniel Post, Loyola’s executive vice president for Network Development and System Integration.
High touch, high tech
The center is another way Loyola Medicine and Palos Community Hospital are serving the community’s needs by providing the best care where it is most convenient and caring for the patient. Construction will be complete November 1.
Before then, Palos and Loyola will launch the telestroke program Oct. 15.
For south suburban stroke patients, the telemedicine program will bridge the distance between the best healthcare options: being cared for at nearby Palos Community Hospital while having available the expertise of Loyola Medicine’s stroke specialists – even though they are 18 miles apart.
Expert interventions, when administered within the first few hours after a stroke, can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life. Loyola Medicine is a Midwest leader in telemedicine, and one of only a few hospitals nationwide to provide specialized stroke care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Telemedicine physicians at the world-class Loyola Stroke Center together with physicians at Palos provide expert, timely care using a remote controlled robotic system. Our rapid response treatment reduces disability and saves lives.
Loyola is a recipient of the American Stroke Association’s Gold Performance Achievement Award and the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.®
Last spring, Palos Community Hospital, in Palos Heights, and Loyola University Health System announced a unique affiliation to give patients access to Loyola’s renowned specialty care services, such as oncology and neurology, while ensuring continued access to Palos’ primary care doctors and specialists.
Learn more about the center and our innovative partnership.