UChicago Medicine earned its 19th consecutive ‘A’ grade in patient safety from industry watchdog The Leapfrog Group, garnering top marks despite the challenges faced by healthcare institutions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
University of Chicago Medicine is joining Family Connects Chicago to bring much-needed post-natal support to families with newborns on Chicago’s South Side.
The UChicago Medicine health system provided $567.1 million in community benefits and services to the South Side, and UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial provided $89.5 million to Harvey and nearby areas.
Vineet Arora, MD, has been appointed Dean for Medical Education of the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division, succeeding Halina Brukner, MD, who is retiring.
The University of Chicago Medicine will become the latest premier trauma training site for U.S. Army physicians, nurses and medics ahead of their deployments in a unique partnership that seeks to share knowledge and experience.
A $10 million grant from the AbbVie Foundation will support scientific and educational activities at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center under the leadership of a newly appointed Cancer Center Director Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD.
First UChicago Medicine employees vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2; Paves way for thousands more to be scheduled over next several weeks
Adekunle “Kunle” Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, an expert in immunotherapy and vaccine therapy for cancer, has been appointed director of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center. He comes to Chicago from Buffalo, New York, where he served as deputy director at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
For the 18th consecutive time, Leapfrog rates patient safety at UChicago Medicine among the nation’s best
The University of Chicago Medicine earned its 18th consecutive “A” grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog.
University of Chicago Medicine infectious diseases expert Dr. Allison Bartlett explains what to know to stay safe this winter from both influenza and COVID-19.
The American Heart Association has recognized Comer Children’s Hospital with its top honor for resuscitation care of newborns and children, and University of Chicago Medicine with its top honor for stroke care. The awards reflect commitment to high-quality, advanced care for children and adults.
Study finds women want more information from religious hospitals on their reproductive care restrictions
Religious hospital policies that restrict reproductive health care are poorly understood by patients, according to new bioethics research from UChicago Medicine.
Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest independent provider of breast health and diagnostic services, is expanding access to 3D mammography and diagnostic breast health procedures through a partnership with University of Chicago Medicine.
The University of Chicago Medicine launched a new brand marketing campaign that highlights the academic health system’s commitment to advancing healthcare and its relentless quest to finding answers to the most difficult medical problems that patients face.
Research from the University of Chicago Medicine finds people with prediabetes and obstructive sleep apnea can reduce their daytime resting heart rate and risk of cardiovascular disease by using a CPAP device.
A new study shows the overall rate of preoperative stress testing for hip and knee replacements has been decreasing consistently since 2006, but that many stress tests performed each year were unnecessary.
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The University of Chicago Pediatric Cancer Data Commons and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are working together to bring precision medicine to children and young adults with acute leukemia.
UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital will expand its behavioral health services to Calumet City, Illinois in September 2020, providing essential outpatient mental healthcare to Southland residents.
UChicago Medicine joins BOOST-3 national trial to investigate treatments for traumatic brain injuries
As part of nationwide study to improve trauma care for severe brain injuries, researchers at UChicago Medicine are working to engage South Side residents and ensure representation among underrepresented communities.
In a retrospective study of patients tested for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine found an association between vitamin D deficiency and the likelihood of becoming infected with the coronavirus. The findings were published Sept. 3 in JAMA Network Open.
$500,000 gift supports worldwide effort to harness pediatric cancer data to advance treatment for children
Family looks to the ‘bright side’ by creating a charity to support pediatric cancer research and providing UChicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital with $500,000 gift.
Center for Asian Health Equity awarded $4.25 million CDC grant to prevent colorectal cancer in Illinois
The University of Chicago Medicine’s Center for Asian Health Equity has received a five-year, $4.25 million federal grant to increase colorectal cancer screenings, particularly among underserved and rural Illinois communities.
Researchers are beginning to understand more about how to treat a rare but deadly type of blood cancer known as Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms.
UChicago Medicine physicians helped develop an app to track COVID-19 symptoms, piggybacking on a similar platform for parents of premature babies who record and monitor health issues. MyCovid Passport lets users track symptoms and keep up to date on the latest health information.
A new analysis by University of Chicago Medicine faculty, staff and collaborators around the world found remdesivir appears to be equally beneficial to patients regardless of race, supporting the need for early intervention and aggressive care for all patients in the fight against COVID-19.
A new UChicago study describes inter- and intra-species diversity within the Lachnospiraceae bacteria family.
The University of Chicago Medicine has continued to improve in U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of the country’s best hospitals, released July 28, moving up to having nine specialties ranked among the top 50 in the nation, including six in the top 25.
UChicago Medicine selected as Chicago’s only official NIH network site researching stroke and dementia
About 30% of stroke patients develop dementia, yet researchers understand very little about why. UChicago Medicine joins a NIH-led national network of institutions working to better understand the risk factors that lead to vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID), early stroke recovery and approaches to prevention.
Cardiologist and heart failure expert Sean Pinney, MD, has been named co-director of the Heart & Vascular Center and director of the Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at the University of Chicago Medicine.
A small pilot study provides an early glimpse of how some veterans struggling with PTSD may benefit from one simple, inexpensive treatment involving nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas.
Chicago Cubs player Jason Heyward supports COVID-19 response for UChicago Medicine healthcare workers and South Side community
Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward is donating $100,000 to University of Chicago Medicine to help alleviate hardships experienced by frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and expand contact tracing efforts on Chicago’s South Side.
Thomas Jackiewicz Appointed President of University of Chicago Medical Center, COO of UChicago Medicine health system
Thomas E. Jackiewicz, a leader with extensive experience in top academic health systems and medical schools, has been appointed the new president of the University of Chicago Medical Center and chief operating officer of the UChicago Medicine health system, succeeding Sharon O’Keefe, who earlier announced her plans to retire in July 2020.
Community summit brings together Mayor Lightfoot and Chicagoland leaders seeking solutions to the effects of violence and trauma
Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower), a collaboration powered by the University of Chicago Medicine and Advocate Heath Care, hosted its inaugural summit, Healing to RISE: Fostering Connections to Support Individuals, Families and Communities Impacted by Trauma. The two health systems launched Southland RISE in 2019 to strengthen and integrate violence recovery and trauma care services throughout the South Side and across the south suburbs.
The University of Chicago Medicine’s new, $20 million space in Chicago’s River East merges two Streeterville sites to bring expanded multi-specialty care to the popular neighborhood.
University of Chicago Medicine cardiologist and heart failure expert Sara Kalantari, MD, explains heart failure, including symptoms, diagnoses, treatments and common misconceptions.
The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital was one of the sites for a landmark clinical trial that led to approval of the first oral immunotherapy treatment for peanut allergy in children and teens.
As a neonatologist and basic scientist at the University of Chicago Medicine, Tim Sanders, MD, PhD, both provides care for vulnerable infants and studies some of the most fundamental elements of life.
The University of Chicago Medicine’s Ivan Moskowitz, MD, PhD, and his team are studying why some cells develop into their adult forms more quickly than others, and how issues with that timing can lead to congenital heart disease.
Pediatric sedation service at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital provides a critical bridge for children undergoing medical procedures. It’s one of only nine programs in the United States to be designated a Center of Excellence by the Society of Pediatric Sedation.
The HPV vaccine protects against some of the deadliest, most disfiguring and hard-to-treat cancers. Here is what parents of teens and pre-teens should know about the HPV vaccine.
Wuhan coronavirus: An infectious disease expert explains we know so far about the new virus emerging in Asia
University of Chicago Medicine associate professor and infectious disease expert Dr. Emily Landon explains what public health officials know about new coronavirus virus from Wuhan, China and how to stay safe.
Orthopaedic surgeon and spine expert Srinivasu Kusuma, MD, from the University of Chicago Medicine Medical Group offers five easy tips to stay safe when shoveling snow.
Arteries transport nourishing oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout tissues while veins carry the deoxygenated, waste-filled blood back to the heart, where the process begins anew. Dr. Chelsea Dorsey, a University of Chicago Medicine vascular surgeon, explains what to know about these critically important vessels and how to support their longevity.
The University of Chicago Medicine’s Xavier Keutgen, MD, one of the few surgeons in the country with advanced expertise in extensive removal of neuroendocrine tumors, talks about this rare disease.
if you’re traveling over the river and through the woods for the holiday, here are tips from Ritu Verma, MD, medical director of the University of Chicago Medicine Celiac Disease Center, to help keep your child who is living with celiac disease healthy and in the holiday spirit.
Video games have become more than just entertainment and become teaching tools in medicine. That’s why University of Chicago Medicine cardiologist Atman Shah, MD, has been working as a physician adviser with a Chicago technology startup to create video games for doctors.
Experts from the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Esophageal Diseases share their tips on how to celebrate Thanksgiving without feeling the sting of acid reflux.
With a little planning, Thanksgiving dinner can be an easy meal to make gluten-free, according UChicago Medicine dietitian Macy Mears.
The University of Chicago Medicine has earned its 16th consecutive “A” in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, further validating the academic medical center’s patient-safety track record as being among the best in the nation.