West Suburban Medical Center partners with Concordia University Chicago to provide comprehensive student health services
West Suburban Medical Center is pleased to begin offering health services at a new office at Concordia University Chicago.
The medical center, through its parent company, Vanguard Health Systems, will provide health services to Concordia University Chicago students, faculty and staff. Vanguard Health Systems’ Occupational Health and Immediate Care Clinic in River Forest will open a satellite office on the campus of Concordia University, Chicago. Starting Aug. 29, two physicians, Patricia Russell, M.D. and Leslie Michaud, M.D. will begin seeing students at that office.
“With growing enrollment, we wanted a health care provider available on campus to meet our students’ needs,” said Jeffrey Hynes, vice president of student services at Concordia University Chicago. “We feel Vanguard and West Suburban are the right people to provide this service and we look forward to developing a long-term relationship.”
Concordia’s proximity to the hospital’s River Forest Medical Campus allows for a comprehensive extension of diagnostic services should they be required after consultation with the physicians.
Jack Cleary, CEO, West Suburban Medical Center said, “We are looking forward to the opportunity to bring high quality medical care to the university. West Suburban is committed to establishing relationships with organizations throughout our community that positively impact the health and well-being of those we mutually have the privilege of serving as well as the community at large."
Since 1914, West Suburban Medical Center has been serving the communities of Oak Park and River Forest. It is a proud member of Vanguard Health Systems. Vanguard embraces the principles of non-profit health care and aligns them with the business acumen of a privately owned organization to strengthen each hospitals position making them leaders in the delivery of health care for the communities they serve.
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
With more than 5,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students, Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.cuchicago.edu.
For Immediate Release
West Suburban Medical Center
Vice president, Marketing
Concordia University Chicago
Erin F. McCarthy
Exec. Director, Communications & Marketing
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