Glendale Heights – As a doctor of osteopathy and board certified orthopedic surgeon for 25 years, Dr. Ted Suchy has seen many exciting changes in the practice of medicine. Now as the new medical staff president for Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Suchy plans to spearhead and champion the newest trends while making the transition smoother for everyone.
One of his biggest projects is the hospital’s transition from a handwritten to computerized physician order entry process. He realizes this significant change may be difficult for some, including him.
“I’ve been writing orders and notes for almost 25 years,” Suchy said, “but now everything is computerized. As physicians, we need to be cognizant of these changes and go with them. Fortunately, we have a very dynamic leadership team at the helm.”
Suchy obtained his doctor of osteopathic medicine from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He currently practices with the Center for Sports Orthopedics in Bloomingdale and Hoffman Estates. In the 24 years since Suchy came to Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Suchy has held a number of positions.
For four years, Suchy served as chairman of surgery. He has also been medical staff secretary, treasurer and vice president. He has served on the credential committee and the peer review committee, as well as chaired the performance review committee. He is involved with a hospital Bible study.
Now, as medical staff president, he is especially committed to Adventist GlenOaks Hospital’s mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ. Suchy has always advocated a whole-person care philosophy.
“As a physician, I have affected the lives of many people,” Suchy said. “I think a faith-based philosophy helps me be a better leader and healer. I see the whole patient, not just a broken tibia.”
Chief executive officer Brinsley Lewis is pleased with Suchy’s appointment, which was effective Jan. 1, 2011.
“Dr. Suchy’s holistic approach has been an asset to the thousands of patients he has helped over the years,” Lewis said. “I’m confident of his ability to lead our physicians into medicine’s new age, while upholding our hospital’s mission of treating the patient’s mind, body and spirit.”
Suchy replaces Dr. Lisa Wohl, whose term ended Dec. 31, 2010.
Suchy and his wife, Diana, have four children.
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