Arlington Heights hospital welcomes back doctor who served in Kuwait

 
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Updated 12/3/2018 5:50 PM
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  • Dr. Jonathan Garlovsky returned to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights on Monday, joined by his wife, Trisha, and sons Mason, 2, and Nate, 1. The U.S. Army Reserve captain spent three months serving in a military hospital at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

      Dr. Jonathan Garlovsky returned to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights on Monday, joined by his wife, Trisha, and sons Mason, 2, and Nate, 1. The U.S. Army Reserve captain spent three months serving in a military hospital at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Northwest Community Hospital employees line the main hallway for the return of Dr. Jonathan Garlovsky on Monday. The U.S. Army Reserve captain arrived with his wife, Trisha, and sons Mason, 2, and Nate, 1.

      Northwest Community Hospital employees line the main hallway for the return of Dr. Jonathan Garlovsky on Monday. The U.S. Army Reserve captain arrived with his wife, Trisha, and sons Mason, 2, and Nate, 1. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Dr. Jonathan Garlovsky talks to fellow Northwest Community Hospital employees Monday in Arlington Heights about his three-month deployment in Kuwait with the U.S. Army Reserve.

      Dr. Jonathan Garlovsky talks to fellow Northwest Community Hospital employees Monday in Arlington Heights about his three-month deployment in Kuwait with the U.S. Army Reserve. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Dr. Jonathan Garlovsky, holding 2-year-old son Mason, talks to staff Monday at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. The emergency department physician and U.S. Army Reserve captain was greeted by co-workers upon his return to the hospital.

      Dr. Jonathan Garlovsky, holding 2-year-old son Mason, talks to staff Monday at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. The emergency department physician and U.S. Army Reserve captain was greeted by co-workers upon his return to the hospital. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Dr. Jonathan Garlovsky, with his wife, Trisha, and sons Mason, 2, and Nate, 1, returned to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights on Monday. He spent three months with the U.S. Army Reserve in Kuwait.

      Dr. Jonathan Garlovsky, with his wife, Trisha, and sons Mason, 2, and Nate, 1, returned to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights on Monday. He spent three months with the U.S. Army Reserve in Kuwait. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Northwest Community Hospital employees gave a hero's welcome home to one of their own Monday.

Emergency department physician Dr. Jonathan Garlovsky, a U.S. Army Reserve captain, returned to the Arlington Heights hospital Monday morning to nearly 75 people lined up and down the hospital's main lobby hallway. They waved flags and gave hugs as the doctor, his wife, Trisha (a former emergency department nurse), and their two young sons, ages 1 and 2, walked in.

Garlovsky, 43, of Long Grove, spent three months as an officer in charge of the Emergency Medical Treatment Center, serving with a unit that operates the United States Military Hospital at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. He joined the military in 2010 in his third year of residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He previously served a three-month tour in Kuwait in 2014.

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