What once was the airfield where famed aviator Charles Lindbergh piloted a small airmail plane is now the Loyola University Medical Center. A level 1 trauma center with 569 beds in its main facility, it also plays host to a Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. You will also find a cancer center, cardiac center, and an outpatient center. Included as part of the teaching hospital is the Stritch School of Medicine and the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Loyola has a second campus with similar services in nearby Melrose Park, the Loyola Gottleib Memorial Hospital.
World War II and Mayw
The Illinois National Guard's 33rd Tank Company called Maywood home in 1929. Initially, the Armory on Madison Street was used to train men for combat. Then on November 25, 1940, 122 of the men trained there were called into active service. They became part of the famous 192nd Tank Battalion as Company B. The men fought on the Philippine islands and became victims of the Bataan Death March in April 1942. Only 41 of the 122 men returned to Maywood alive. Maywood celebrated their sacrifice with the Bataan Day Parade, which took place on the second Sunday of September each year from 1942 to 1987.
Natural Features Like
Home to outdoor activities during all seasons, Maywood offers a host of parks and undeveloped areas to explore. There are 11 parks located within the different neighborhoods. The Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center is a recreational facility open to the public year-round to get your splash on. In the winter, sledding is a premium at the old Checkerboard Field, now called Miller Meadow. In addition to sledding, you will find walking trails, snowmobiling trails, and several family picnic areas. Another area to explore is the forest preserve that Miller Meadow is a part of. The Des Plaines River runs through it, providing recreational activities year round.