2016 News from the Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus

2016 News from the Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus

Last year’s newsletter focused on the 11 RNs that retired with combined 363 years of experience. This year we also have seen retirements of three long serving colleagues.

Dr. Tod Poremski, MD is retiring after 36 years of practicing medicine June 30, 2016. Dr. Poremski played an important role at St. Joseph during his medical career. He was actively involved in the education of students and residents, and served on multiple hospital committees. He chaired the OB/GYN Professional Review Committee and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and he served as President of the Medical Staff.

Dr. Anita Maitra retired after 38 years of service. She started at St. Joe’s in
December, 1977 and began the Obsterical Anesthesia service at St. Joe’s. She served as Chairman of OB Anesthesia from 1987- 2007. She retired on December 31, 2015.

Judy Maresca retired on April 29, 2016 after almost 42 years of service with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. She started at St. Joe’s in June, 1974.
She began her leadership career in 1985 as a Patient Care Supervisor in Labor and Delivery. She became Director of Labor and Delivery and Antepartum in 2002, Director of OB Services at Elmbrook in 2007 and became Administrative Director of Women and Infants Services for the North Market in 2010.

Sadly, we also pass along two deaths from our past medical staff.

Dr. David Foley passed away April 10, 2016. He started at St. Joseph Hospital in 1958 after a residency in Chicago. He retired in 1997 and served as Chairman of the Department from 1972 until 1984.

Dr. Karlo Raab passed away December 15, 2015. Upon joining the medical staff in May, 1973, he founded the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in October, 1973. He provided leadership and practice in the NICU for 34 years. Dr. Raab contributed to the care of nearly 22,000 infants.

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