Glendale Heights – Adventist GlenOaks
Hospital invites the
community to celebrate the first anniversary of its “no waiting room” emergency
department. The celebration kicks off from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, at
the hospital, 701 Winthrop Ave.
Enjoy free food, live entertainment, heart and
vascular screenings, games, blood pressure checks, back-to-school supplies and giveaways
for mom and baby. There will be raffle prizes that include a flat screen TV,
iPod, White Sox tickets and much more. Tours
of the facility with local emergency medical services providers and a view of Superior
Ambulance helicopters will be a part of the night’s festivities.
ED has gone through much revamping over the past year, and on July 30, the
newest change was in the name. Hospital officials renamed the emergency
department The Shanahan Emergency and Trauma Center
in honor of Joseph E. F. Shanahan, Esq., M.D., medical director of Emergency
Services at the hospital. Shanahan has pledged a $500,000 gift to the GlenOaks
Hospital Foundation, the largest gift the foundation has ever received.
“Dr. Shanahan’s gift demonstrates his commitment to
the hospital,” said Brinsley Lewis, President and Chief Executive Officer at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.
“He’s willing to go above and beyond to show how much he believes in the
Emergency Department and the kind of care patients receive there.”
The Shanahan Emergency and Trauma Center
has a unique concept – there is no waiting room. Upon arrival, patients are
escorted directly to a private treatment room where they are promptly treated. The staff comes to your private room to triage
and register you. Shanahan is credited with bringing the idea to fruition. The center
includes 19 private, spacious treatment suites that consist of primary exam
suites, cardiac exam suites, trauma and pediatric suites as well as
psychological exam rooms. The private suites each have televisions, telephones,
internet access, natural light and nurse call buttons. There are also separate
family lounges to give family members the ability to remain on-site while
giving the patient and health care professionals privacy when needed.
“No one ever expects to need a trip
to the emergency room,” Shanahan said. “But this is a great time to see the
kinds of services Adventist
has to offer. We want our community to
feel confident knowing that superior care is right here in their own backyard.”