Business Briefs | September 2013

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Photo courtesy city of Naperville

(Photo courtesy city of Naperville)

Ground Breaking

Naperville breaks ground on a new Environmental Collection Center which will be a one-stop location for dropping off both recyclable items and household hazardous waste. State and local officials gathered in July to break ground on the $1.8 million project at the Naperville Public Works facility, 180 Fort Hill Drive and celebrate grant money from the state. Naperville currently has one of four hazardous waste disposal sites in the state at Fire Station 4 on Brookdale Road. It also collects recyclable materials at its Public Works facility. The environmental collection center will accept traditional recyclables like paper, glass, and plastic as well as non-traditional items like batteries, oil, paint, and prescription drugs. Construction on the center is expected to begin before the end of 2013 and be complete in 2014. The project will be funded, in part, by a $900,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.


Dr. Bradley Cutler (Photo courtesy Linden Oaks at Edward)

Dr. Bradley Cutler (Photo courtesy Linden Oaks at Edward)

Dr. Bradley Cutler joins Linden Oaks Medical Group’s Behavioral Health team. Dr. Cutler will be seeing patients at his office located in the Linden Oaks Outpatient Center, 1335 N. Mill St. in Naperville. Dr. Cutler earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center, where he was chief resident. Dr. Cutler is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Illinois Psychiatric Society. His areas of interest include psychotic disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Mohammad Khan (Photo courtesy Linden Oaks at Edward)

Dr. Mohammad Khan (Photo courtesy Linden Oaks at Edward)

Pain Specialist Dr. Mohammad Khan joins the Edward Neurosciences Institute. He was previously the attending anesthesiologist and director of the Pain Clinic at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. Dr. Khan treats patients who suffer from chronic pain conditions, including neck and low back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, disorders of the nervous system, neuropathic pain, vertebral body compression fracture, and herniated and degenerative disc diseases of the spine. Dr. Khan is one of the few physicians in the country who perform minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD) for spinal stenosis and radiofrequency ablation of the sacroiliac joint. Dr. Khan earned his medical degree from Dhaka Medical College in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology and fellowship training in pain medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. M. Shafi Siddiqui (Photo courtesy Edward Neurosciences Institute)

Dr. M. Shafi Siddiqui (Photo courtesy Edward Neurosciences Institute)

Dr. M. Shafi Siddiqui has joined Linden Oaks Medical Group’s Behavioral Health team. Dr. Siddiqui earned his medical degree from the Deccan College of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, India. He completed his residency in adult psychiatry at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Siddiqui also completed fellowships in geriatric psychiatry at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s McGaw Medical Center in Chicago and psychoanalysis at the Institute of Psychoanalytic Education Psychoanalysis in New York. Dr. Siddiqui’s areas of interest in geriatric psychiatry include Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, behavioral disturbances, psychopharmacology, grieving and bereavement, depression and anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, and electroconvulsive therapy. His areas of interest in general adult psychiatry include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD and obsessive compulsive disorders.

Ron Nyberg (Photo courtesy Edward Hospital and Health Services)

Ron Nyberg of Naperville has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the health system created by the merger of Edward Hospital & Health Services and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare. Nyberg served on the Edward Hospital Board of Trustees since 2012. He is a partner at the law firm of Nyberg & Cassioppi, LLC in Naperville and previously served as executive vice president and general counsel of Van Kampen Investments, Inc. Nyberg is also a past member and chair of the Edward Foundation Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Augustana College Board of Trustees and the Rotary Club of Naperville, where he is a past president.

Tamika Mason, of Lisle, has been named director of business development at Passages Hospice. Mason was previously hospice care coordinator at the facility.

Jean Van Keppel joins Old Second Bank in Aurora as vice president and senior portfolio manager. Van Keppel was previously the chief investment officer at Mercantile Bank of Indiana.


Bridge Communities received a $25,000 grant from the Alfred Bersted Foundation, Bank of America, N. A., Trustee. The grant was awarded to support the general operating budget of Bridge Communities’ Transitional Housing Program, which provides housing, mentoring and supportive services to more than 120 homeless families annually in DuPage County. Bridge Communities will use the grant to support the daily operations of its Transitional Housing Program, which provide more than 100 families annually with housing, mentoring, tutoring, job readiness training and search support, auto repairs and donations, counseling and other supportive programs and services.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has recognized Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital as one of the first hospitals in the nation to receive a Blue Distinction Center+ Cardiac Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program. Edward Hospital & Health Services and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare recently merged to create one of the larger integrated health systems in Illinois. To receive a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care designation, a hospital must demonstrate success in meeting general quality and safety criteria and cardiac-specific quality measures and must show better cost efficiency.