Saturday, May 18, 2013
Salvador Perez is being held on $150,000 bond.
A Franklin Park man has been charged with unlawful videotaping, a Class 4 Felony, for allegedly videotaping women while they used a washroom at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, according to the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. Salvador Perez, 49, of 2538 Sonia Ave., appeared in Bond Court Saturday morning, where Judge Michael Wolfe set his bond at $150,000. It is alleged that on Friday, May 17, Perez positioned his cellular phone under the sink of a unisex bathroom at the hospital. He allegedly positioned it so the camera on the phone would record the toilet area. He then activated the video record function and exited the bathroom, according to the complaint. That same day, while a woman was using the bathroom, the cellular phone fell …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Merger scheduled to be final on July 1.
Edward Hospital and Health Services and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare are another step closer to a merger Tuesday, after the state agency that regulates healthcare expansion voted unanimously to approve the merger transaction. Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare will be under an umbrella nonprofit system overseen by a 13-member community board of trustees, eight initially appointed by Edward and five appointed by Elmhurst Memorial. Edward CEO Pam Davis will be CEO of the new system while Edward’s Vince Pryor will be executive vice president and chief financial officer. The name under which the new system will be known and marketed will be determined in the months after the closing. The merger is scheduled to be finalized…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital bills Medicare 1.2 to 1.4 times more than the U.S. average.
When a patient arrives at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital needing major joint replacement, the hospital bills Medicare $66,385. A few miles west, Elmhurst Hospital's soon-to-be partner, Edward Hospital in Naperville, bills Medicare $50,651 for the same treatment, according to a massive federal database of national health care costs the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services made public Wednesday. The data shows that what hospitals bill to Medicare varies—sometimes dramatically—from hospital to hospital. Hospitals say the reason for the higher bills could be because they treated sicker patients or they are teaching hospitals, according to an article in The New York Times. The data also shows that what hospitals bill is up to 20 times more …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The ongoing merger of the Elmhurst and Naperville hospitals creates a question of name-branding.
The announced merger between Edward Health Services and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare will result in Edward changing its name to Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare before July 1 to oversee the new three-hospital system, Crain's Chicago Business reports. However, according to the paper, the hospitals (Edward Hospital in Naperville and Elmhurst Memorial in Elmhurst, as well as behavioral health facility Linden Oaks in Naperville) have suggested that they will likely operate under an entirely new name once the merger is finished. Steve Gaither, president of marketing agency JB Chicago, which has worked with health-care clients, suggested to Crain's that if Edwards merges again and another hospital name gets added, "now all of a sudden it becomes a law…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Find deals for the conference room, waiting room or home office.
Wednesday, March 6
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital invites all bargain hunters to a special furniture sale on Saturday, March 23, at its Berteau Avenue campus, 200 Berteau. In 2011, Elmhurst Memorial moved into its 50-acre, state-of-the-art campus on Brush Hill Road. However, many quality furniture items, such as couches, conference tables and lamps, still remain at the old hospital site. Plans for the Berteau campus remain unknown. A senior housing facility originally planned for the site fell through last fall because building codes were prohibitive, according to the developer, Belmont Village. The CyberKnife cancer treatment center will relocate from the Berteau campus to the main campus on Brush Hill Road later this year. Sale Details From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Flu season hits hard, but Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare fights back.
Area health agencies are reporting that this year's flu season is particularly intense. Never in the past decade has the flu season started this early, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The flu season typically peaks in February, the CDC reports, but this year the flu has caused many people to visit their local emergency rooms as early as December. Elmhurst Memorial Hospital already has documented more than 400 cases of flu. On Dec. 26, its emergency room staff cared for more than 214 flu patients in a 24-hour period. NBC News reported this week that 11 state hospitals went on bypass mode Tuesday, sending non-critical patients to other hospitals. At Elmhurst Hospital, a "pod" of extra rooms was opened to treat the overflow of …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Little Yusuf Syed of Elmhurst was the first baby born in the new year at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.
When Yusuf Syed came into the world at 1:08 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, he had no idea he was the first baby born in the new year at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. But everybody else knew. "I was really excited," said his mom, 22-year-old Adiba Jagirdar of Elmhurst. "The nurses were cheering me on." She said she was surprised he ended up being born on Jan. 1, especially since she was in labor for quite a long time and he was a full week early. At first, Adiba didn't exactly know she was in labor since Yusuf is her first child. "I didn't really know. I started getting weird pains," she said. "I just thought I wasn't sleeping enough or something." But at about 9 a.m. Dec. 31, a nurse told her to get checked in and have that baby. Yusuf made his …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare chefs bring home the top award at culinary competition and earn a trip to nationals next summer.
Monday, November 26, 2012
During its quarterly meeting Nov. 9, the Chicago-Midwest chapter of the Association for Healthcare Food Service hosted a culinary competition at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, The Garlands of Barrington, Northwest Community Hospital, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, and Providence Life Services, competed in an “Iron Chef”-like contest in order to be named the best of the best in healthcare food service. Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare’s Jim Roth and Yanka Manikatova brought home the gold with Roth’s winning dish of orange-cranberry pork tenderloin in a mustard pan sauce with spiced-butter spaghetti squash, braised brussels sprouts & pancetta. For the past several years, healthcare food service has…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Memorial service is planned for Jan. 5 at Medinah.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Robert M. Magnuson, 85, formerly of Elmhurst, died on Friday, Nov. 16. He was chief executive officer and president of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital from 1966 to 1992. The Magnuson Pavilion, a wing constructed in 1992 at the old hospital campus on Berteau Avenue, was named after him. He also was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst. A memorial ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Medinah Country Club, 6N001 Medinah Road. Interment is private. Read Mr. Magnuson's full obituary on the Suburban Life website.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Experts will review “belt and suspenders” building code.
Excessively strict building codes are being cited as the reason a plan for senior housing at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital's Berteau Campus recently fell through. Belmont Village, a company that has developed senior housing facilities in Glenview and Oak Park, was interested in the 11-acre site on Berteau Avenue that will soon be vacated by Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. The developer wanted to use multiple layers of drywall with metal supports in building the new facility. But according to Assistant City Manager Mike Kopp, city code mandates that multi-unit buildings, such as condominiums, hotels and dorms, have concrete block support every 1,200 to 1,500 square feet, allowing the units to withstand two hours of fire. On Monday, the Development…