PDHA reaches out to global community

Pediatric Dental Health Associates (PDHA), 737 N. Michigan Ave., works hard to improve the oral health of the practice’s young patients. Their personnel’s commitment reaches beyond the walls of the practice’s dental offices. The pediatric dentists of this practice, Joanne Oppenheim, DDS; Mary J. Hayes, DDS, MS; and Marilia Montero, DDS, strive to engage the local and global community through philanthropic outreach.

Spine, back care at Mercy Hospital offers patient relief

Mercy Hospital’s Spine & Back Care program, led by chiropractic physician Michael Allgeier, DC, is the first of its kind in the Midwest. It’s advanced, cross-disciplinary approach oversees the entire spectrum of care for spine patients, from their initial entry into care through their discharge following conservative or surgical management.

Bridgeport singer, actress in Senior American Idol competition finals

Joan Harzich Sipich, a lifelong resident of Bridgeport, has made it to the finals of the Orland Township Senior American Idol competition at age 82.

Dr. Perez named surgical director for breast health at Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center has named a new surgical director for the Sister Sheila Lyne Comprehensive Breast and Women’s Healthcare Center. Claudia Perez, DO (Doctor of Osteopathy), a board-certified general surgeon, will focus exclusively on breast surgery.

Jans Antiques relocating to Evanston

If you recently visited Jans Antiques, 225 N. Racine Ave. at Fulton Street, you probably noticed that owner Jan Seymour is moving a lot of inventory — literally.

March for Kids to help Mercy Home youngsters

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has expanded and renamed its annual public outreach campaign, formerly known as Shamrocks for Kids, to enlist even more of the public in its cause to provide a safe and loving home for kids in crisis.

Second area heliport may come to Pilsen

A helicopter take-off and landing facility in southeast Pilsen, which received Chicago Planning and Development Department approval, is on hold until neighborhood residents have a say about it.

University Village Chiropractic offers new procedure to accelerate healing

University Village Chiropractic, 1354 W. Taylor St., is providing a new treatment option for pain and injuries. Known as ARP (accelerated recovery performance) wave technology, this patented, FDAapproved system offers a breakthrough for dealing with the neurological origin of soft-tissue conditions and symptoms.

Msgr. O’Donnell still going strong at age 103

For Monsignor Richard O’Donnell, being a priest has not changed that much over the nearly 80 years since his ordination — at least not in the essentials.

Patrick Palella named WCA executive director

The West Central Association (WCA) Chamber of Commerce has named Patrick Palella as its new executive director. A lifelong Chicagoan, Palella brings 15 years’ experience as a consultant specializing in turnaround and strategic growth for various organizations.