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April 21, 2014

Cancer Patient Honors Her Doctor and Nurses for "Gift of Hope"

Ron and Sandy Schutz with Ann Puglisi, RN

When Sandy and Ron Schutz are asked what prompted their very generous gift to NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center, they don’t miss a beat: “Their gift to us…the gift of life…the gift of hope.”

“The oncology nurses… [have] been in the trenches with me, and we wanted to acknowledge their wonderful care and compassion. It’s important to us that they are able to further their education and have new opportunities.”
                         - Sandy Schutz

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Say Thanks and Recognize NorthShore Nurses

Nurses Week Video

You can change lives by making a donation to the Nursing STARs Program. The Nursing STARs Program allows you to Say Thanks And Recognize excellence in nursing while providing vital scholarship support for NorthShore nurses. All gifts received through Nursing STARs will directly benefit nurses as they continue their education.

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Medical Staff Training Benefits from Gala Support

Chris and Autumn, NorthShore Nurses

NorthShore Evanston Hospital nurse Chris Bradford, a staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and Autumn Perrault, a labor and delivery nurse, have never met, but both have experienced the benefits of simulation training at the Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation (GCSI).

“It’s really the ideal learning environment. The scenarios we exercise not only build our confidence, knowledge and skills during high-pressure, critical situations as nurses, but, most importantly, protect our real-life patients. The Center allows us to train in a safe and controlled environment.”
                                     - Autumn Perrault, BSN

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Your Impact!

Through your generosity:

Your Impact


Thank you for partnering with NorthShore to ensure that world-class healthcare is available in our own backyard. Discover your impact.

Mark Your Calendars!

MRW Health Resource Center Benefit Luncheon, May 7
Hospitals’ Gala, June 14
Be Part of the CURE, July 18
American Craft Exposition, August 21–24

To continue making an impact, please make a gift online.

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February 21, 2014

Family Establishes Grant to Help Brain Cancer Patients

Michael and Mary Schostok

Even while in treatment at NorthShore Evanston Hospital Kellogg Cancer Center for an inoperable brain tumor, 50-year-old Michael Schostok, a successful trial attorney, husband and father to three children, was saddened when he learned of other patients who were not only fighting for their lives, but also struggling with financial burdens.

"Michael witnessed the day-to-day financial struggles of others with brain cancer and he wanted to help. By establishing The Michael Matters Grants we are making his wish a reality."
                                   - Mary Schostok
 

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Honor the Physicians Who Touched Your Life

Donate by December 31!

National Doctors’ Day is March 30, 2014. You can change lives by making a donation in honor of your NorthShore physicians this Doctors’ Day. Your support can help the medically underserved, provide professional learning opportunities for our nurses and physicians, and enable our physician-scientists to forge new medical frontiers and cure challenging diseases.

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Students Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Northfield PINK

Since 2008, Peggy Holecek’s students at Glenbrook North High School have been designing and selling pink T-shirts to draw attention to October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“The students are proud of making a difference. It connects our teams together and makes everyone proud of what they’re doing to help their community.”
                                     - Peggy Holecek

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Your Impact!

Through your generosity:

Your Impact


Thank you for partnering with NorthShore to ensure that world-class healthcare is available in our own backyard. Discover your impact.

Getting Involved to Give Back

Was one of your New Year's resolutions to give back and get more involved with your community? 

Mike Jelinske

Mike Jelinske answered the call two years ago when he became a member of one of NorthShore University HealthSystem’s (NorthShore) volunteer membership groups.

The Associate Board is an organization of young professionals whose fundraising events and service programs benefit the Infant Special Care Unit and Department of Pediatrics at NorthShore Evanston Hospital.

"I give back because it's incredibly rewarding…especially if you’re passionate about the cause!"
                         - Mike Jelinske

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Your Input Matters!

Philanthropy Perspectives is a bimonthly e-newsletter distributed to NorthShore Foundation’s friends and supporters. Through donor and volunteer stories, this publication highlights the impact of giving to NorthShore’s clinical care, academic medical education and research programs.

This e-newsletter is prepared especially for you, our supporters, and we value your feedback and suggestions to ensure that you find this publication to be an informative and engaging read. This brief survey takes just a minute or two to complete.
Click here to take the survey. You could be a lucky winner of two complimentary general admission tickets to the The Auxiliary's American Craft Exposition in August 2014. The deadline for the drawing is February 28.

Donor’s Gift to Hospice Comes from the Heart

Omer and Annabelle Voss

To have loved ones suddenly in need of in-home, nursing home or hospice care is difficult enough all on its own. But when the caregiving family members live out of town, the myriad decisions that must be made during the crisis within a short time frame can present even more challenges and add to an already stressful situation.

"NorthShore stepped up to help navigate a medical situation—even when neither parent was in their immediate care. That experience later triggered our desire to support resources for such navigation and crisis help."
                         - Omer Voss, Jr.

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Mark Your Calendars!

Pac-Man, NBA Jam and More at Headquarters Beercade in Lakeview on Friday, February 21
MRW Health Resource Center Benefit Luncheon, May 7
Hospitals’ Gala, June 14
Be Part of the CURE, July 18
American Craft Exposition, August 21-24

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December 20, 2013

Carly and Dr. Merkel

A Year in Philanthropy

The time, energy and generosity of NorthShore's volunteers and donors make life-saving programs and leading-edge research possible. This photo slide show highlights just a few of the many ways that you are making a positive difference.

Thank you!

Young Donor Inspires Support for Research
 ...Fundraising Starts with Manicure Party

Carly and Dr. Merkel

Carly Wilensky was only 4 ½ years-old when her mother Dina was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Although her mother is doing fine now, the 10-year-old who likes to be in plays, swim and play tennis, is old enough to understand how important it is to find a cure.

"It feels good helping other moms who have breast cancer by supporting research so doctors can provide the best care."
                         - Carly Wilensky

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There's Still Time to Make a Difference!
Donate by December 31!

We hope you will consider making a year-end gift to NorthShore before midnight on December 31 to make a meaningful impact by directing your support to help the medically underserved, provide professional learning opportunities for our nurses and physicians, and enable our physician-scientists to forge new medical frontiers and cure challenging diseases. Thank you for your generous support!

Passion for Research Fuels Patient Advocate
...As a Donor, She Pledges Her Support 

Nancy Labinger

Nancy Labinger believes in the importance of medical discoveries and supports research at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) in a number of ways: as a research subject advocate, volunteer and donor.

"Every new medical discovery over the decades has been the result of the scientific process. Donor support enables research to thrive."
                         - Nancy Labinger

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Did you know...you may be able to take advantage of the IRA Charitable Rollover until December 31, 2013, if you are 70 ½ years of age? This giving vehicle can help provide significant tax benefits to donors, and is currently available for this calendar year. Please call Lauren Bergquist at 224.364.7214 for more information.

Volunteers Make Blankets for Babies
...The Spirit of Holiday Giving Thrives

Nurses and Preemie Blanket

As the Holiday season approaches, volunteers are busy making blankets for babies in the Infant Special Care Unit (ISCU) at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Evanston Hospital.

"Members can see the small infants and what a difference their volunteer work is making."
                         - Zoe Lasky

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Mark Your Calendars!

MRW Health Resource Center Benefit Luncheon, May 7
Hospitals’ Gala, June 14
Be Part of the CURE, July 18
American Craft Exposition, August 21-24
Associate Board Benefit, October 18

To continue making an impact, please make a gift online.

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Thank you to all who support NorthShore University HealthSystem. Your philanthropy helps to provide exceptional clinical programs, academic medical education, leading-edge research and world-class healthcare in our communities. 

October 18, 2013 

Philanthropy Perspectives
The Impact of Your Giving to NorthShore

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Hertel and HirschDonor Supports Preterm Labor Research

Almost nine years ago, Kristen Hertel and her husband Muneer Satter experienced the joy of childbirth – times three – as Hertel delivered triplets born prematurely at 33 ½ weeks old. The infants spent two weeks in the Infant Special Care Unit (ISCU) at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Evanston Hospital.

The babies didn’t have any complications and were able to go home, but the preterm labor experience wasn’t lost on the couple. For the past eight years, Hertel and Satter have supported innovative research at NorthShore that has the potential to predict and prevent preterm births and the complications and illnesses that accompany babies born too soon.

Emmet Hirsch, MD, Director of Obstetrics and Vice Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, said there are 4 million births in the United States every year and an estimated 12 percent are delivered prematurely before 37 weeks. Read more.

 
Diane Cole: Employee, Donor and Volunteer NorthShore Nurse and Mom FindsTimeTo Help Sporting Benefit for Breast Cancer Research

Diane and Robert Cole
Diane Cole works in the Finance Department for NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), but that only begins to define her caring and commitment. As a donor, she gives regularly to NorthShore’s medical education fund for future physicians. She volunteers at fundraising events. She also has the perspective of a NorthShore patient. Read more.

Katie Linn

Katie Linn is a working mom with two young energetic boys aged 2 and 4 but she still finds time to volunteer at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), where she works as an Registered Nurse in the Department of Urology at NorthShore’s Glenbrook Hospital.
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Court the Cure Cropped
A paddle tennis tournament in September recently drew nearly 300 women to raise $20,000 for breast cancer research at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore). The North Shore Women’s Platform Tennis League has been supporting NorthShore since 2004 through this annual event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, raising a total of over $130,000, including this most recent tournament.
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Associate Board Benefit October 19, 2013 Unique Treasures November 13, 2013

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August 16, 2013 

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Willy and his mother, DanaAmazing Recovery for Boy Born Prematurely

When Willy Trawczynski was born prematurely at 26 weeks, he weighed one pound and 13 ounces. He had respiratory complications and was on a ventilator for more than six weeks. Tragically, his twin sister, Olivia, passed away shortly after birth.

Dana and her husband, Michael Trawczynski, spent the next six months at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Evanston Hospital’s Infant Special Care Unit (ISCU). At least one of them would be by Willy’s side every day. When they weren’t there, the nurses would play a tape recording of their voices, reading a book to Willy.

“It was a long time and it was day to day,” said Dana Trawczynski . "It became our new normal.” They hired a full-time nanny to take of their son Alex, who was 3 at the time. When Willy was finally discharged, he still had respiratory troubles and was on oxygen for six months at home. For the next three years, he would have physical, occupational and developmental therapy.

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Son Honors His Father With Gift to NorthShore NorthShore At Its Best: Research Excellence Leading Treatment Brings Back Artist's Joy

 Stephen Legge and John Hanson
Stephen Legge was in junior high school when his father, an electrical engineer in his mid-40’s, started showing signs of Parkinson’s disease. The year was 1975. The family struggled for years to get a diagnosis. The disease took over quickly, causing him to lose his muscle control. “The doctors tried many approaches to stem the progression, including a few drugs in trial stages, but nothing could give back what was continually being taken away,” said Legge of his father.
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It takes years of painstaking research to unravel the mysteries of disease. One NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) physician-scientist knows the process firsthand, and has now embarked on clinical trials to verify a drug that could set a new standard of treatment for a life-threatening disease found in some prematurely-born infants.
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Macsai
Aaron Macsai’s jewelry-making demands precision, care and often hours of uninterrupted work. After suffering from chronic, debilitating pain for nine years, Macsai knows first-hand how medical research can change a life. Eight years ago, pain from headaches became so bad that he could barely finish a sentence without grabbing an ice pack or excusing himself from a noisy or well-lit room. 
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Innovative Physician-Scientists Honored 
 
Neaman-Lee-Goldstein Final 3A gastroenterologist who wants to expand research into liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease and women’s health. A neuropathologist who wants to come up with possible treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury.

Leading NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) physician-scientists Jay L. Goldstein, MD, and John M. Lee, MD, PhD, received Endowed Chairs—the highest honor in academic medicine—at a recent Investiture Ceremony honoring their commitment to their respective fields. Read more.

 

ACE Preview Party August 22, 2013 | American Craft Exposition August 23 - 25, 2013

Associate Board Benefit October 19, 2013

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Thank you to all who support NorthShore University HealthSystem. Your philanthropy helps to provide exceptional clinical programs, academic medical education, leading-edge research and world-class healthcare in our communities. 

June 19, 2013 

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Laura CapizzanoGrateful Patient Honors Her Doctor

It wasn’t until Laura Capizzano found her NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) physician, David J. Knudtson, MD, FACP, that she was finally properly diagnosed and began to receive treatment for a rare and debilitating autoimmune disease. “I spent a whole year in another health care system without getting any answers while my health deteriorated,” said Capizzano, who was so elated with her new NorthShore doctor, found three years ago, that she recently recognized him with a gift in honor of National Doctors’ Day.

“My family has always used the hospitals in the NorthShore system,” said Capizzano, 47, (pictured with her son Daniel) "but when I moved to Palatine, I strayed away from my roots. Now I’m back ‘home’ at NorthShore," she said of her physician, Dr. Knudtson, senior attending physician in internal medicine and on faculty at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Read more.
 

 
Family Raises Funds For Cancer Research Supporting Kellogg at Highland Park Hospital NorthShore Receives Grant to Boost Curriculum

 Dewhirst
An area family has raised nearly $40,000 for pancreatic cancer research at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) in honor of Douglas Winger, a beloved husband, father and grandfather who lost his battle to the disease one year ago. Read more.

Be Part of the CURE
An inaugural event will be held on July 26 to support clinical research trials, advanced nursing education and clinical care enhancements at NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center (KCC) at Highland Park Hospital. The Auxiliary of NorthShore at Highland Park Hospital’s “Be Part of the CURE” event is part of a two-year fundraising goal to benefit these three projects. Read more.

The Coleman Foundation has awarded three years of funding to NorthShore University HealthSystem’s (NorthShore) Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program to support the development and implementation of a new curriculum for health professionals involved with late treatment or post treatment cancer survivors. Read more.

The Hospitals' Gala: Diamonds and Dice June 22, 2013 | Be Part of the CURE July 26, 2013

ACE Preview Party August 22, 2013 | American Craft Exposition August 23 - 25, 2013

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April 26, 2013 

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RehabDonor's Support Helps Patients Start Anew

After 66 year-old Joe Georgopoulos suffered a stroke that impacted his left side, the NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) patient relearned everyday activities in a dedicated therapy environment on the second floor of NorthShore Evanston Hospital. The Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Suite, part of the Acute Rehabilitation unit, is outfitted to resemble a home. 

Thanks to the A.D. Johnson Foundation, the facility that rehabilitation patients use to make meals, work on computers and tablets, do laundry and practice everyday life skills, has been refurbished and equipped with new appliances, counters and cabinets, a laptop, and a fresh coat of paint. Read more.
 

 
Physician's Fund Benefits Children Dr. Kudrna: Physician Philanthropy Champion Research Targets Neurological Disorders

 Bruce Bauer, MD
Bruce S. Bauer, MD, Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery and Director of Pediatric Plastic surgery at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), is one of a very few plastic and reconstructive surgeons who has devoted his entire career as a subspecialist in reconstructive surgery for children.
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James C. Kudrna, MD, PhD
With 14,000 joint replacements and 32 years of experience at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) under his belt, James C. Kudrna, MD, PhD, is frequently asked by his grateful patients how they can help support him and his work at NorthShore.
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Gala Chairs and Maraganore 

Children with epilepsy, migraines and traumatic brain injuries will participate in the final phase of a far-reaching NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) research study that is expected to change the way neurological diseases are predicted and treated in the future.
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Myra Rubenstein Weis Luncheon May 1, 2013 | The Hospitals' Gala: Diamonds and Dice June 22, 2013

Be Part of the CURE July 26, 2013 | American Craft Exposition August 23 - 26, 2013

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February 15, 2013 

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The PearlmansPatient Finds Joy in Giving Back
It was 1980, recalls Marilyn Pearlman, when her husband took ill and spent 12 weeks in NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Skokie Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, only to require more care and a year off before he could return to work. Two years later, he had more health issues and both times his physician, Abraham Chervony, MD, pulled him back to life, said Pearlman. “Abe called my husband his miracle patient.” 

The Pearlmans supported a campaign in the early 1990’s for an endowed chair named for their late doctor, donating funds to honor their long-time physician who had become their friend over the years. While still practicing, Dr. Chervony suggested they form a relationship with William R. Kehoe, MD, as their independent practitioner and the Pearlmans did just that. For two decades, they were dedicated patients. Read more.
 

 
Research Gets Boost from Anonymous Donor Golf Outing Benefits Kellogg Cancer Center Volunteers Detail Fundraising Goals

 Sanborn and Murphy
Two physicians at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) are beneficiaries of a generous gift from an anonymous donor who wants to advance their research into two areas: reducing childhood obesity and improving the anesthesia experience for surgery patients.      
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Golfer
For 10 years, Nick Paul and his friends have held a golfing event in which they raise funds for charitable causes. This past year, the golfers donated $2,000 in honor of Lisa Kolkey, a patient at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Kellogg Cancer Center who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Read more.

Four Aux Presidents 

The New Year brought with it four new NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Auxiliary Presidents, leading many hundreds of volunteers providing ongoing philanthropic support and service programs to benefit the communities served by NorthShore.
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Myra Rubenstein Weis Luncheon May 1, 2013 | The Hospitals' Gala: Diamonds and Dice June 22, 2013

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Thank you to all who support NorthShore University HealthSystem. Your philanthropy helps to provide exceptional clinical programs, academic medical education, leading-edge research and world-class healthcare in our communities. 

December 10, 2012 

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KovlerDonor Supports "Life-Changing" Research
Cardiac care patient, Sally Kovler, followed NorthShore University HealthSystem’s (NorthShore) Ted Feldman, MD, from another healthcare provider when he joined NorthShore 12 years ago. She said her admiration for him and his work has only grown stronger over the years. “I support him because he’s been so instrumental in caring for me,” said Kovler, “but also because I respect his concern for all his patients and their well-being.”

For more than a decade, Sally and her husband, Jonathan Kovler, have been generous donors to NorthShore, particularly the ground-breaking research of Dr. Feldman, Director of the Cardiac Catherization Laboratory at NorthShore Evanston Hospital. That research supports novel therapies for alternatives to open heart surgery. “We donate out of respect for Dr. Feldman and because his research is life-changing work,” said Kovler.  Read more.
 

 
Foundation Sets Goal to Advance Research Couple Makes Annual Giving a Tradition Volunteers Promote the Spirit of Giving

 Research at NorthShore
Medical research at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) traces back to the 1920s, when doctors set up laboratories in whatever space they could find. Most laboratory facilities at that time were housed in a little frame cottage and because there was no heat, research could be conducted only during the summer months.
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Donors
Breast cancer. Colon surgery. Hip and knee replacements. Mary and Bernie Sergesketter have endured four surgeries between the two of them in the last few years and they say it’s the people and world-class facilities at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) that keep them loyal patients.
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Harvest Moon  

Volunteers at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) worked zealously in the months leading up to the holiday season - raising more than $135,000 in philanthropic support for projects at NorthShore, as well as providing volunteer service at the hospitals.
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October 12, 2012 

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Ned Bryant FINALBoy's Family Grateful to NorthShore
Seven-year-old Ned Bryant was seriously injured when he attempted to reach a piece of playground equipment, spending a week in NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Evanston Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit with an open fracture and nerve damage to his left hand and arm. Four months later, the young boy was hospitalized again and underwent a nerve transplant in his arm.

Today, the Bryant family is grateful to NorthShore’s Leon Benson, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon and Chief of NorthShore's Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, who has helped bring the second-grader’s everyday skills such as dressing, riding a bike and buckling his seatbelt, back to near normal levels.  Read more.
 

 
Employees Answer the Call, Share Our Spirit    Benefit To Support Kellogg Cancer Center Donor's Scholarship Champions Students

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On Sundays, NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) employee and Roman Catholic deacon Al Sedivy volunteers his time at Chicago Read Mental Hospital where he reaches out to those in need.
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A long-time member of the Highland Park community, Diane Golin and her family and friends have grown up with NorthShore University HealthSystem’s (NorthShore) Kellogg Cancer Center by their side for nearly 25 years.
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Ray Luth and wife FINAL 

For each of the last five years, Ray Luth of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has donated $10,000 in his father’s honor to his alma mater, the NorthShore University HealthSystem School of Nurse Anesthesia.
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Upcoming Events.....
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The Associate Board will hold its Annual Benefit on Saturday, October 13 from 8 p.m. until midnight at the House of Blues in Chicago. Proceeds from the Annual Benefit support NorthShore Research Institute’s work towards finding a cure for Cerebral Palsy in newborns. In addition, The Associate Board, a group of young professional volunteers, supports The Associate Board Emergency Family Fund at helping NorthShore Evanston Hospital's Perinatal Family Support Center.

The Women’s Board of Skokie Hospital will host its 2nd Annual Holiday Boutique, UNIQUE TREASURES at Skokie Hospital, HolidayBoutique9600 Gross Point Road, Skokie on Thursday, November 29. The Boutique will open at 11 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Vendors will be offering items from the edible to the ornate with jewelry, clothing, hand painted stationery, candles, embellished silver serving pieces, children’s gifts and more. All proceeds from the Boutique will support the Board’s Nursing Certification Scholarship Fund. The event is open to all employees and community members.

The Associate Board's, Under the Harvest Moon
October 13, 2012

Key to the Cure
October 18, 2012

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Thank you to all who support NorthShore University HealthSystem. Your philanthropy helps to provide exceptional clinical programs, academic medical education, leading-edge research and world-class healthcare in our communities. 

August 10, 2012 

Philanthropy Perspectives
The Impact of Giving to NorthShore

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Dr. Wang in SIM labHonor for His Role in Simulation Training

Before seeing their first patient, physicians must undergo years of rigorous medical training. At NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), that includes instruction in the world-class NorthShore Center for Simulation and Innovation (NCSI) where students practice their skills on mannequin simulators paired with virtual reality software. Over 4,000 nurses, medical students, residents, physicians, technicians and first responders from the surrounding communities have received simulation training at NorthShore during the past year alone.

Now the Director of NCSI, Ernest E. Wang, MD, is being honored with an endowed chair, the highest tribute in medical education, at an August 22 Investiture when he will be inducted into The Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Chair of Simulation and Innovation.  Read more.

 
Art Show Supports
Cancer Research 
Meet Dr. Silver:
Philanthropy Champion
Patient's Legacy One of Caring for Others  

 Elaine Rubin
As an ovarian cancer patient for the second time, Elaine Rubin says she is more than pleased to support the pioneering research of her oncologist Gustavo Rodriguez, MD, the Matthews Family Chair of Gynecologic Oncology Research in NorthShore's Division of Gynecologic Oncology. During the last eight years, Rubin said Dr. Rodriguez has been there emotionally for her battles with breast cancer and now multiple myeloma.
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Richard Silver
Ask Richard K. Silver, MD, what he’s most proud of in his roles as Chairman of NorthShore’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chief Academic Officer, and Clinical Professor and Associate Dean of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and he immediately shines the spotlight on his staff and their accomplishments.
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Roy F. Kehl fought cancer for 24 years, but he spent many more years than that generously honoring his physicians, clinical programs and less fortunate patients of NorthShore. Kehl, a musician and scholar, died in February of 2011 at the age of 75, leaving NorthShore a $2 million unrestricted gift through his trust distribution.
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Tickets to the American Craft Exposition Are on Sale ACE Jewlery
The 28th American Craft Exposition (ACE), which features the work of some of the premier craft artists in the country and supports critical cancer research at NorthShore, begins with a benefit Preview Party Thursday, August 23. The Collector's Hour and Preview Party, which includes hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, provides guests the opportunity to talk with the artists and purchase their work before the exposition opens to the public. Tickets on sale soon.

Collector’s Hour
Thursday Aug. 23 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Preview Party
Thursday Aug. 23 | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

General Show Hours:
Friday Aug. 24 | 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday Aug. 25 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Aug. 26 | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

American Craft Exposition (ACE)
August 24 - 26, 2012

The Associate Board's, Under the Harvest Moon
October 13, 2012

Key to the Cure
October 18, 2012

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Thank you to all who support NorthShore University HealthSystem. Your philanthropy helps to provide exceptional clinical programs, academic medical education, leading-edge research and world-class healthcare in our communities. 

June 12, 2012 

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Child Life Services Director Sorelle Stanton and NS Patient Eren Uzkan
Changing the Lives of Children

A young girl with diabetes practices giving injections with the help of a doll to gain a sense of control and mastery over something out of her control. A toddler about to have a blood draw is distracted before the test by a projected scene of a beautiful blue sky, wispy white clouds and cherry blossom tree branches on the ceiling.

If a child at NorthShore Evanston Hospital needs to have a medical test or surgery, there’s a good chance Child Life Services is involved, providing effective coping through play, distraction, education and self-expression activities.
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Family Finds Great Joy
in Giving Back 
Grants Make a
Profound Difference
An Emergency with a Happy Ending  

 Morrison Family

Harold Morrison’s pancreatic cancer announced itself with rapid weight loss while he was on a trip to Ireland. Once home, a diagnosis and surgery were followed by chemotherapy and radiation. Finally, several trying months later, Morrison was relieved to receive a clean CT scan the same day he was tested. A surprise gift made his recovery an even greater cause for celebration. Read more.

Highland Park Hospital

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) and dozens of community health organizations are grateful to be on the receiving end of gifts from The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park, a volunteer-based foundation that has awarded $75 million in grants during the past 12 years. This year the Foundation awarded more than $6 million in grants to 52 different organizations, including an award of $4 million to NorthShore. Read more.

 Dr. Eller 
When Arlene Bronstein’s father, Jack Michlin, fell and hit his head, he was taken to the Emergency Department at NorthShore Evanston Hospital. As a result of this fall, NorthShore neurosurgeon Theodore Eller, MD, was brought in to operate on Michlin to relieve fluids that had gathered around his brain. Post surgery, he was taken to the Intensive Care Unit and soon progressed to the neurosurgery recovery floor. Read more.

Impacting Our Communities

Janet and Mary Keegan CroppedFunds raised from Women’s Board of Skokie Hospital activities will support the new Nursing Certification Scholarship Fund, which provides financial resources to NorthShore’s nursing staff for their pursuit of advanced credentials to benefit patients, families and the North Shore community. To date, $5,000 has been raised. You can learn more about the Women's Board at northshore.org/womensboard.


Be Well-Lake CountyBe Well-Lake County patients gathered at the Lake County Health Department in North Chicago for the third year on June 9 where they planted fresh vegetables in a Community Garden and learned about nutrition and physical fitness. Throughout the summer, participants will taste their hard work by taking home fresh produce each week.


The Auxiliary at Highland Park Hospital's upcoming appeal will once again support Be Well-Lake County's diabetes education programming. To join The Auxiliary at Highland Park Hospital in their philanthropic efforts, visit northshore.org/hphappeal.

Hospitals' Gala Latin Nights City Lights
June 23, 2012

American Craft Exposition (ACE)
August 24 - 26, 2012

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April 11, 2012 

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Nurses Shine Bright

Becky Memmini, 53, and Kathy Romano, 31, are at different points in their lives but they share a bond as NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Registered Nurses (RNs). Memmini, an RN for 32 years, works with NorthShore Home Care Services and is close to completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN). Romano has been an RN for seven years and just finished her BSN a few months ago while continuing as a floor nurse at NorthShore Evanston Hospital. 

Both are benefiting from NorthShore's Nursing STARs Scholarship Program, which provides nearly 30 scholarships each year to nurses pursuing and completing advanced nursing degrees. The Program allows patients and donors to Say Thanks And Recognize NorthShore's remarkable nurses, while also helping to fund nursing scholarships. Memmini and Romano say furthering their education makes them better nurses and greatly contributes to NorthShore being the best place for patients to receive exceptional care.
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Grant Funds Cancer
Care Education
Dr. Caplan: Physician
Philanthropy Champion
Research Targets Neurological Disorders

 Karen Sussman 2

Breast cancer patient Karen Sussman chose NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) for her cancer journey because of the world-class care she would receive in her local community. After she finished treatment, she said it was a welcome and unexpected benefit to become part of a cancer survivorship program that helped her transition back to her new life. Read more.

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Michael S. Caplan, MD, has spent a good chunk of his adult life researching and treating diseases in premature infants and newborns whose health is severely compromised. Their families' lives are forever changed from the heartache that comes with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, autism or a serious gastrointestinal disorder.
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 Co-Chairs and Dr. Maraganore 2 

If you know someone with Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, a brain injury or a friend or family member who gets debilitating migraines, you might be eager to learn that research being conducted at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) today could one day change their lives – and those of patients like them worldwide. Read more.

Website Connects Care for NorthShore Families

CarePages Logo
A new resource for patients, their families and friends recently debuted at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore). By signing on to CarePages, patients and their loved ones can stay connected with family and friends during a health challenge. This free and private social network allows members to build a community of support for a loved one as part of their healthcare journey. CarePages users may recognize hospital staff who have gone above and beyond by sharing a “CareCompliment.” CarePages, a personal secure website, also features links to NorthShore and NorthShore Foundation. See northshore.org/carepages.

 

MRW 16th Annual Benefit Luncheon
May 2, 2012

Hospitals' Gala Latin Nights, City Lights
June 23, 2012

American Craft Exposition (ACE)
August 24 - 26, 2012

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