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Joan Cummings

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Joan Cummings Obituary
Joan E. Cummings, M.D., age 71, passed away at her home in Glen Ellyn, dearest sister of Anne, Paul W (Kathleen), William F. (Dianne) , Thomas F. (Nancy) and Carola M. (Dianne Patenaude); dear friend of Jill Adelman; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Dr. Cummings received her B.A. degree from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. in 1964, followed by her receiving a Medical Degree from the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Illinois, in 1968. She is board certified, including her being a Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, and a Diplomate, Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Cummings went on to serve in progressively responsible positions in the VA, beginning with her appointment as the Chief, General Medical Section, Ambulatory Care Service at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. In 1984, she became Chief of the Intermediate Care Service and established and became the first chief of the Hospice Unit at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. In 1987, Dr. Cummings was appointed as the Associate Chief of Staff for Extended Care and Geriatrics at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and served in this post through 1990, Dr. Cummings was appointed as the Director of the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. She served in this post from 1990 to 1995. She was appointed Network Director of the Veterans Integrated Services Network, VISN 12 on October 15, 1995. Visitation Friday, April 11th from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:00 p.m. at Leonard Memorial Home, 565 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc. 26345 Network Place Chicago, IL 60673, appreciated. For more service information, please call 630-469-0032.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Apr. 10, 2014
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