Date: 8/16/2007

New Physician Joins St. Catherine Hospital

EAST CHICAGO: Alfonso Blum, M.D. has recently joined the staff at St. Catherine Hospital specializing in internal medicine. Dr. Blum received his medical degree from La Universadad Catolica DeSantiago De Guayaquil in Ecuador and completed his internship at UIC Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oaklawn, Illinois. Dr. Blum, born and raised in Ecuador, is a member of the Hispanic community who understands the religious beliefs and privacy issues of the culture. He comes from a family of physicians and is passionate about ensuring that Hispanics have access to quality healthcare and prevention education. His office is located at 4320 Fir St. Suite 316, East Chicago, IN 219-392-2861.