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05/21/2015 01:11PM ● By Katelyn Nelson

            Lee McFadden, M.D. has joined Advocate Dreyer as an Orthopaedic Surgeon and will see patients at the Highland and Rush-Copley Campus locations.  Dr. McFadden received his medical education at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.  He completed his Residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI.  Dr. McFadden is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is Fellowship trained in Total Joint and Adult Reconstructive Surgery.  He specializes in primary and revision total hip and total knee replacement.

            Dr. McFadden has an extensive background as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in both the United States Army and private practice. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. 630-264-8720,         

   North Aurora Smiles and Scott Morris DDS & Associates have merged. This is a merger of two well respected, patient-centered dental offices that serve the Fox Valley areas of North Aurora, Aurora, Batavia, Sugar Grove and surrounding areas.

            Both offices have similar values and philosophy when it comes to patient care and

treatment. Merging allows them to continue providing excellent dental care while extending the hours and days that are available to patients, and provide enhanced customer service.

Aurora, Il – Jon E. Christofersen, M.D., was re-elected as Chairman of the Dreyer Medical Clinic physician group Board of Directors. Dr. Christofersen currently sees patients in Dreyer’s Occupational Health Services Department. The officers of the board are William J. O’Brien, M.D., Vice Chairman, and Navinchandra Dodhia, M.D., Secretary/Treasurer.  Dr. O’Brien is a surgeon, currently seeing patients at Dreyer’s Highland and Rush-Copley Campus locations.  Dr. Dodhia is a nephrologist at Dreyer’s West Aurora location.

The following physicians will service as board members: Julianna E. Eshbach, M.D., hospital rounding physician; Richard L. Kersch, M.D., otolaryngologist at Highland and Rush-Copley Campus; Keith Benziger, M.D., physician at West Aurora; and Dave Chua, M.D., F.A.C.C., cardiologist at Highland and Batavia. 

Ex-officio members of the board include Donna Cooper, President; Sue Rosales, Vice President of Finance; Leslie Dockan, Vice President of Operations; Chintan Mistry, M.D., Chief Medical Officer.

Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau announced the Culinary Champion for area’s best seafood: Aliano’s Ristorante, Batavia. The winning dish: Seafood Risotto. Congratulations also to 1st runner-up Mai–Quesi of Aurora for their Stuffed Lobster and 2nd runner-up Raimondo’s of North Aurora for their Shrimp Pomodoro Alfredo.

Mayors and Village Presidents of Aurora, Batavia, Big Rock, Hinckley, Montgomery, North Aurora, Plano, Sandwich, Sugar Grove and Yorkville which are the 10 communities comprising the Aurora Area, will judge a monthly competition in 10 food categories.  These include the best steak, seafood, pizza, ethnic, burger, soup, dessert, earth to table, BBQ and veggie/vegan dishes offered in our restaurants.  All restaurants in the listed communities are invited to participate.  The dish you enter must be a regular menu item. The 10 culinary champions along with the first and second runners up each month will be featured in a new travel itinerary that will be used to attract out-of-town visitors to the area and enjoy our best restaurants! Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau announced the Culinary Champion for area’s best seafood: Aliano’s Ristorante, Batavia. The winning dish: Seafood Risotto. Congratulations also to 1st runner-up Mai–Quesi of Aurora for their Stuffed Lobster and 2nd runner-up Raimondo’s of North Aurora for their Shrimp Pomodoro Alfredo.

 The Aurora Area Convention and Visitors proudly welcomes their new Executive Director Cort Carlson to their staff. With 16 plus years of management, communications, sales, marketing and promotions experience, Carlson brings many talents to the Bureau. His specialties include budgeting, marketing planning, management, special events and consensus-building. Carlson is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with bachelors in Journalism and Public Relations. Carlson’s leadership abilities have taken him successfully through two years as Assistant General Manager of Chicago Premium Outlets, six and a half years as the Executive Director of McHenry County Convention and Visitors Bureau and most recently three years as Community and Economic Development Director for the City of Woodstock. Carlson looks forward to growing the awareness of the Aurora Area as a tourism destination and increase the economic impact of travel to the local communities. According to the most recent travel figures provided by the Illinois Office of Tourism (2013) the Aurora area generates $371 million in travel expenditures and $6.5 million in local tax receipts.*Economic Impact numbers taken from The Economic Impact of Travel on Illinois Counties 2013, a study prepared for the Illinois Office of Tourism by the Research Department of the U.S. Travel Association, Washington, D.C. August 2014.*

Delnor Glen now offers adult day care services within their assisted living community.

Adult day care can be an excellent option for the family who wants to keep a senior at home, but can’t provide needed assistance or supervision during the day.

Participants have opportunities for socialization in this setting, as well as access to a professional nursing and therapeutic activities staff.

The reasonable hourly rate includes all meals, snacks, activities and outings, and a medication pass. Based on the nurse’s assessment, additional services may be provided for an additional fee. 630-443-8220,