Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Evergreen Park-based hospital first in Chicago area to achieve prestigious designation through breastfeeding program.
Wednesday, February 13
Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park was recognized as a Baby-Friendly birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA, for the warm and loving environment the hospital provides to newborns and their families. Sign up for Evergreen Park Patch breaking news alerts. There are 150 Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers in the United States and 20,000 worldwide. Little Company of Mary Hospital is the third Baby-Friendly hospital and birth center in Illinois and the first in the Chicago area to achieve the prestigious designation, a hospital news release said. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global program that was started by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UNICEFF in 1991 to encourage and recognize hospitals and …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Hospital visitors experiencing flu-like symptoms are urged to stay home; disposable face masks and hand sanitizer available for emergency room patients.
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Saturday, January 12
Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park is implementing temporary restrictions on visitors to the hospital and is urging visitors to stay home if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms. The restrictions come about as the nation fights its way through the worst flu season in over a decade. Little Company of Mary continues to experience an influx of patients having the flu and flu-like symptoms. Last week, the hospital’s emergency room was put on bypass. Until further notice, the following visitor restrictions are in effect: While the temporary changes to the hospital’s visitor policies may inconvenience some, Jane Sullivan, the chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services said it was in everyone’s best …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Evergreen Park Police captured a mental patient who escaped from Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers.
Evergreen Park Police captured the man who walked out of Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers' mental care unit Tuesday. It is not known why he was considered dangerous, however "he is back at the hospital. That's all we can say about it now," according to a representative for the Evergreen Park Police Department. Citing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HPPA), Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers declined to comment. According to WLS-TV, ABC7 Chicago, police put out a robo-call telling residents to stay inside and lock their doors. Schools that were in-session were put on lockdown. Patch will update you as information becomes available.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Nurses from neighboring Endoscopic laboratories take to the sand to claim victory in a case of friendly 95th Street rivalry.
While praising the work of nurses at the different Endoscopic teams of Evergreen Park’s Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers and Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, little did Dr. Michael D’Astice know he’d set off a case of friendly 95th Street rivalry. “Since many Gastroenterology specialists work at both hospitals, naturally, they often compared the routines of the different teams. After a while, the nurses grew tired of the comparison,” said D’Astice, Medical Director of the Endoscopy Center at Little Company of Mary. The Endoscopy nurses at Advocate Christ Medical Center took matters in their own hands, and threw down the gauntlet--Team GI vs Little Company of Mary's Bombers--to determine the better team …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Police said a restrained patient at Little Company of Mary Hospital demanded apple juice, yelled obscenities and spat on a security officer.
Evergreen Park police said a man who demanded apple juice while restrained in a hospital bed spat on a security guard. Police said Patrick F. Keane III, 19, of Elmwood Park, Ill., was charged with battery for spitting on a security officer at Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, 2800 W. 95th St., on July 12. Police said Keane, who was a patient at the hospital, yelled obscenities at the security officer, demanding apple juice. According to reports, Keane’s wrist and ankles were restrained, but Keane used his teeth to loosen the restraint on his right wrist. Police said Keane was brought into the hospital from Chicago and was out of control since he came in at 1:30 p.m. Hospital officials but didn’t say what he was being…