The Magnificent 7

Little Company doctors among Chicago’s elite

  Seven physicians on staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital are named Top Doctors in the January 2014 issue of Chicago Magazine. Honorees were nominated by physicians nationwide who were asked to consider such factors as clinical excellence, bedside manner, education, and board certification.
  Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctors list was created in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America’s Top Doctors and other consumer health guides. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels.
  Little Company of Mary proudly congratulates the more than 500 physicians who come from all over the Chicagoland area to practice at the Hospital and are certified in a wide array of specialties. In many cases, Little Company of Mary is a family affair, with multiple generations of practicing physicians. Through the years, many talented men and women have lent their hearts, minds and hands to make the southwest area of Chicago a healthier place to live.
  Hassan Alzein (pediatrics), Richard M. Farrell (internal medicine), Philip C. Hoffman (medical oncology), Jacob Rotmench (gynecologic oncology) Howard T. Strassner (maternal and fetal medicine), Michael F. Thomas (geriatric medicine) and James Valek (family medicine) were recognized.
  Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers was also named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
  Little Company of Mary has a rich history of providing the community with nationally recognized, high-quality care. Little Company of Mary’s new state-of-the-art West Pavilion patient tower allows the hospital to focus on its family-centered model and continue with their mission to care and provide the latest technology to heal. For more information about Little Company of Mary, visit our website at To find an exceptional physician near you, please call our free community physician referral service at 708-423-3070.

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Little Company of Mary