Bill and I are participating in the Loyola Medicine 5K for Kids on June 4 to support pediatric health care programs at Loyola Medicine. Each year, thousands of families turn to Loyola to care for their sick or injured children. As you know, our family benefitted from wonderful care in Loyola's PICU in Dec. 2011 when our grandaughter Vivian Smith contracted a severe pneumonia. Vivian is a thriving and spirited 7-year-old now! By joining us or making a donation to this cause, you are helping to celebrate health, inspire hope and become a hero for Loyola's youngest patients.
- Loyola University Medical Center is the birthplace of the world’s smallest surviving baby. The baby was born on September 19, 2004 and weighed just 9.17 ounces.
- The overall survival rate of infants in Loyola’s NICU is 98 percent. As a level-III perinatal center, Loyola offers the latest technology, therapies and techniques to care for premature and sick infants.
- Loyola's Pediatric Mobile Health Unit was the first of its kind in the Midwest. This 13-ton, 40-foot clinic on wheels has treated more than 100,000 children throughout Chicago and its suburbs.
- Loyola's Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital opened in 1996 as a hospital within a hospital, offering a 50-bed level-III NICU, a 14-bed pediatric intensive care unit, a monitored unit for infant and toddlers and 34 general pediatic beds.