Dr. Mahesh Ramachandran Joins Marianjoy Medical Group

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 General News
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WHEATON, Ill., Sept. 10 Marianjoy Medical Groupis pleased to announce that Mahesh Ramachandran, M.D., has joined theirphysical medicine and rehabilitation practice which is based in Wheaton,Illinois.

Dr. Ramachandran is the medical director of Rush Oak Park Hospital'sRehabilitation Program and Services. He is board certified in both physiatryand internal medicine, and his medical practice addresses the medicallycomplex needs of rehabilitation patients. Dr. Ramachandran completed hismedical training at the Chicago Medical School (now Rosalind FranklinUniversity) after receiving his undergraduate degree at the University ofIllinois in Urbana-Champaign. He was chief resident during his residency inphysical medicine and rehabilitation at Loma Linda University & Medical Centerin California. Dr. Ramachandran completed his internal medicine residency atthe University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998.

Dr. Ramachandran's practice style is a reflection of his holistic approachto patient care, as well as his commitment to treating each individual withrespect, empathy and compassion.

The Marianjoy Medical Group (MMG) consists of 21 physiatrists who manageover 200 acute rehab beds, 8 outpatient clinics and 450 subacute rehab beds inthe western Chicago suburbs. MMG physicians provide a variety of physicalmedicine and rehabilitation services to adults and children with disabilitiesand are on the medical staff at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital as well as20 community hospitals and academic medical centers. To schedule anappointment with an MMG physician, please call (630) 909-7000.

Marianjoy recently opened its new $60 million, 120 all private roomreplacement hospital in Wheaton -- a state-of-the-art facility designed toenhance the naturally holistic approach to rehabilitation. The new flagshipfacility features uniquely designed accessible gardens, a labyrinth, chapel,and a meditation room. Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital was founded 35 yearsago by the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters, and maintains an extensive network ofinpatient, subacute, and outpatient sites and physician clinics throughout theChicago area. Dedicated to the delivery of physical rehabilitative medicine,Marianjoy also provides programs for community re-entry including driver andvocational rehabilitation. Marianjoy is a member of Wheaton FranciscanHealthcare, which owns and operates more than 100 health and shelter serviceorganizations in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Rush Oak Park Hospital is a member of the Rush System for Health, locatednear the corner of Harlem Avenue and Madison Street in Oak Park. The Hospitalis a 296 bed facility that includes the Center for Rehabilitation; the BreastCenter; state-of-the-art interventional radiology and surgical suites; and acomprehensive Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Care. 2007 marks theHospital's 100-year anniversary. To learn more about the Hospital's programsor services, to find a Rush Oak Park Hospital physician, or for information onupcoming lectures and health screenings, visit the Hospital's web site athttp://www.roph.org or call 708.660.INFO (4636).

Note: Photo available upon request.

SOURCE Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

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