Swedish Covenant Hospital Launches Heart Rescue Project to Bring CPR/AED Training to the Community

by Bill Ligas Swedish Covenant Hospital is launching an ambitious program to help save lives by bringing free CPR/AED training to the community. “We recognized a critical opportunity to help save lives by empowering our community with tools to respond with confidence in an emergencyRead more

Flu Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

From Swedish Covenant Hospital Prevention is always the best option in protecting yourself from all forms of illness, and influenza is no different. Flu season typically begins in October or November and can last as late as May. Preparing for the increase in exposure toRead more

Very Important Pooches: Different categories of working dogs and their purposes

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center Dogs have been trained for decades to serve our society in ways that could otherwise never have been imagined had it not been for the extraordinary bond we share with them. Whether they are sniffing outRead more

Meet Paula Basta, Executive Director of the Northeast (Levy) Senior Center

by Peter von Buol Since first opening its doors in 1979, the city of Chicago’s Northeast (Levy) Senior Center, 2019 W. Lawrence Ave., has been a vital asset for Chicago’s senior citizens. The center, one of six regional centers operated by the city’s department ofRead more

Spotlight on Swedish Covent Hospital: Bruce Instantly Recovers From Years of Back Pain With State-of-the-Art Procedure

by David Modica It began with a collision with a bike messenger in downtown Chicago more than 20 years ago. Two ruptured disks were repaired by a surgeon, and he was soon pain free. But as he aged, Bruce’s repaired disks began to weigh onRead more

Breast Cancer Fitness Support Group Helps Improve Wellness

by David Modica  Like many cancer survivors, Katy knows that survivorship doesn’t end with treatment. What follows often carries its own set of difficulties. To combat these challenges head on, Katy joined the Breast Cancer Fitness Support Group, an important component of Swedish Covenant HospitalRead more

Swedish Covenant Hospital Completes Phase 1 of Emergency Department Renovation

Swedish Covenant Hospital has completed Phase 1 of its Emergency Department renovation to further enhance service to the community by improving the operational efficiency, flexibility and throughput of the department. The newly completed patient and staff areas are now open for use following city andRead more

Heart Healthy Tips

From Swedish Covenant Hospital Swedish Covenant Hospital continues our commitment of promoting heart health to patients and the community. We asked some of our board-certified physicians, certified trainers and dietitians what heart healthy advice they practice. Here’s what they shared Take time out for yourself. Read more

Acupuncture and the Cold and Flu Season

by Bridget Schrank Cold and flu season is officially upon us as we enter into the winter months. As we all know too well, having a cold or flu can deplete our energy reserves resulting in a disruption in our daily routines. Too often weRead more

Swedish Covenant Hospital Goes Red for Heart Health

On Friday, February 5th, the Swedish Covenant Hospital staff banded together to raise awareness for women’s heart disease by wearing red in recognition of National Wear Red Day. Participants gathered to take a group photo that was posted to social media, utilizing the reach ofRead more