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SUMMER 2014

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SUMMER 2014 PracticeLink.com | 73 istrators are especially proud of its designation as the world's largest new construction health care project to receive a LEED Gold certif cation for its water/energy conservation and recycling programs. As for Luu's Chicago love affair, it seems all-encompassing. "There are so many different cultures that you could just keep on naming them all," she says. "I like that you can always go to a dif- ferent restaurant, and there are so many cuisines that you can taste." She also enjoys sports. "I'm still a Philadelphia fan, but I do love going to games in gen- eral. Football is my favorite; basketball is second." (Two favorites of other Chicagoans should be mentioned here: the two baseball teams, White Sox and Cubs, and the current wildly popular heroes of hockey, the Blackhawks. degree at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, she completed her residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and went on to spend two years living in La Jolla, Calif., while completing an interventional cardiol- ogy fellowship at the Scripps Clinic in nearby San Diego. But the lure of the big city was too powerful to deny. She returned two years ago. Her practice is with Edward Hospital in Naperville, one of 64 area hospitals associated with the DuPage Medical Group, but she happily makes the 30-mile commute. Chicago hospitals themselves, no fewer than 27 acute care and three children's facilities, continue to build on the city's reputation for excellent medical care as some of them add to their facilities. Two of the most recent—and spectacular—additions have been at University of Chicago Medicine and Rush University Medi- cal Center. The 10-story "hospital for the future" serves as the new core of University of Chicago Medicine. Soaring above the university campus, it resembles a large stack of rectangular pancakes, but its interior has been designed, as its spokespersons put it, to adapt to future changes in patient care and research. Each of 85 modular cubes can be reconf gured as needed. For instance, two patient rooms can be "reborn" as one operating room and one inter- ventional procedure room. Among its almost one-of-a-kind capabilities is its pediatric craniofacial surgery unit, the setting for cleft palate and underdevel- oped jaw procedures, about 20 of which are performed each year. Rush's exotic addition to the skyline is its butterf y-shaped 14-story Tower building, which accommodates 376 beds and opened in 2012. Besides its care capabilities, staff and admin- Contact: Physician Services docs@franciscanalliance.org States Represented: Indiana & Illinois Phone: (844) FPN-DOCS/(844) 376-3627 Illinois Indiana Indianapolis Lafayette Crawfordsville Chicago Michigan City Crown Point Michigan Franciscan Physician Network includes more than 750 physicians at 260 practice locations who care for more than 3 million patients annually. This organization brings together, under one name, the many primary care and specialty physician groups associated with Franciscan Alliance's hospitals and access points across Indiana, Illinois and Michigan, including in these cities: Crawfordsville Chicago suburbs, including Chicago Heights, Olympia Fields Indianapolis area, including Carmel and Mooresville Lafayette area Northwest Indiana, including Crown Point, Dyer, Hammond, Michigan City, Valparaiso New Buffalo, Michigan Franciscan Alliance is one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Midwest, with 13 hospitals and a number of nationally recognized Centers of Health Care Excellence. Franciscan Physician Network offers opportunities in primary and specialty care throughout the Franciscan Alliance system. Please contact us for additional information or visit our website at FranciscanDocs.org MIDWEST PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES Connecting Physicians to Patients Continued Chicago Continued from page 71 Live and Practice On the water 2 4 3 - S u m 1 4 - L i v e - P r a c t i c e . i n d d 7 3 243-Sum14-Live-Practice.indd 73 6 / 1 2 / 1 4 1 2 : 4 2 P M 6/12/14 12:42 PM

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