Alexian Brothers, Loyola partner to expand pediatric care

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Alexian Brothers Health System and Loyola University Health System plan to cooperate to expand pediatric services.

The two Catholic health system’s children’s hospitals will affiliate and recruit and share pediatric specialists under a letter of intent announced Wednesday.

The affiliation will enable Alexian Brothers and Loyola to offer patients more pediatric specialties and increase access to sub-specialists, who often can be hard to find, Patricia Cassidy, Alexian Brothers senior vice president and chief strategy officer, said in a news release.

Loyola senior vice president Daniel Post said the two health care systems share a vision of providing “patients and referring physicians improved access to these high-quality programs in their communities.”

Arlington Heights-based Alexian Brothers has five hospitals in the northwest suburbs, including Alexian Brothers Women and Children’s Hospital in Hoffman Estates. Maywood-based Loyola University Health System includes Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood and Gottlieb Hospital in Melrose Park.

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