Editor

  • Suzanne “Sam” Martinez, Editor

    MartinezSuzanne is Coordinator for Congregational Outreach, for the Office for Mission and Spiritual Care for Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Condell Medical Center and Sherman Hospital. Suzanne’s primary role is to coordinate and supervise the congregational health ministries, such as educational seminars, health screenings and other health and wellness opportunities offered to congregations. She acts as a liaison with faith communities and clergy related to the work of Mission and Spiritual Care. Suzanne develops and initiates new programs and activities which strengthen the partnership between Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Condell Medical Center and Sherman Hospital and congregations all the while promoting health and wellness of body, mind and spirit, a “wholistic” approach to caring for the whole person.

Authors

  • Teri and Larry Bobko

  • health enews Staff

    health enews staff is a group of experienced writers from our Advocate Health Care sites, also including freelance or intern writers. Click for full Bio
  • Nate Llewellyn

    Nate Llewellyn, health enews contributor, is the director of public affairs and marketing at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, IL. Nate began his career as a journalist and builds daily on his nearly 20 years of writing experience. He spends most of his free time following his...Continue Reading

  • Lynn Hutley

    Lynn Hutley, health enews contributor, is coordinator of public affairs and marketing at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and Advocate Eureka Hospital in central Illinois. Having grown up in a family-owned drug store, it is no surprise that Lynn has spent almost 18 years working in the health...Continue Reading

  • The Rev. Frederick Rajan

    RajanRev. Frederick Rajan is currently Vice President of Mission and Spiritual Care at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. Rev. Rajan has over 20 years experience in the field of ministry. Prior to joining the staff at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Rev. Rajan served as Executive Director of the...Continue Reading
  • Jamie Bonnema

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    Jamie Bonnema, health enews contributor, is a specialist of public affairs and marketing at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. She earned her BA in communications from DePaul University in Chicago. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, going to concerts, and cheering on the Chicago...Continue Reading

  • Eric Alvin

    Eric Alvin, health enews contributor, is a manager of public affairs and marketing at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, IL. He has more than 20 years of experience in both internal and external health care communications, media relations, and creating online and print marketing...Continue Reading

  • Kate Eller

    Kate Eller, health enews contributor, is a director of public affairs for Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She came to Chicago and Advocate in 2014 after living in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas and Texas. She enjoys road trips, exploring...Continue Reading

  • Holly Brenza

    Holly Brenza, health enews contributor, is a public affairs coordinator at Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago. In her free time, Holly enjoys reading, watching the White Sox and Blackhawks and playing with her cats.

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  • Katy Hendrickson, BSN, RN, SCRN

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    Katy Hendrickson is the stroke coordinator at Advocate Good Shepherd. She has worked at Good Shepherd for the last 3 years on the stroke unit, and began the role of Stroke Coordinator in April of 2017. Prior to that, she worked on a neuro step-down unit at Unity Point Methodist in Peoria,...Continue Reading