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Dr. Mahesh Ramachandran Joins Marianjoy Medical Group

Contact: Karen L. Tornberg, 630-909-7105 or ktornberg@marianjoy.org or
Angela R. Spino, 708-660-6635 or angela_r_spino@rush.edu

Wheaton, IL (September 10, 2007) Marianjoy Medical Group is pleased to announced that Mahesh Ramachandran, M.D., has joined their physical medicine and rehabilitation practice which is based in Wheaton, Illinois.

Dr. Ramachandran is the medical director of Rush Oak Park Hospital’s Rehabilitation Program and Services. He is board certified in both physiatry and internal medicine, and his medical practice addresses the medically complex needs of rehabilitation patients. Dr. Ramachandran completed his medical training at the Chicago Medical School (now Rosalind Franklin University) after receiving his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He was chief resident during his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Loma Linda University & Medical Center in California. Dr. Ramachandran completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998.

Dr. Ramachandran’s practice style is a reflection of his holistic approach to patient care, as well as his commitment to treating each individual with respect, empathy and compassion.

The Marianjoy Medical Group (MMG) consists of 21 physiatrists who manage over 200 acute rehab beds, 8 outpatient clinics and 450 subacute rehab beds in the western Chicago suburbs. MMG physicians provide a variety of physical medicine and rehabilitation services to adults and children with disabilities and are on the medical staff at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital as well as 20 community hospitals and academic medical centers. To schedule an appointment with an MMG physician, please call (630) 909-7000.

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

Rush Oak Park Hospital is a member of the Rush System for Health, located near the corner of Harlem Avenue and Madison Street in Oak Park. The Hospital is a 296 bed facility that includes the Center for Rehabilitation; the Breast Center; state-of-the-art interventional radiology and surgical suites; and a comprehensive Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Care. 2007 marks the Hospital’s 100-year anniversary. To learn more about the Hospital’s programs or services, to find a Rush Oak Park Hospital physician, or for information on upcoming lectures and health screenings, visit the Hospital’s web site at http://www.roph.org or call 708.660.INFO (4636).