Philanthropy Perspectives

Philanthropy Perspectives, a bi-monthly newsletter emailed to supporters of NorthShore University HealthSystem, provides profiles on grateful patients and friends who have made charitable contributions to NorthShore, as well as details on opportunities for involvement including volunteer groups and events.

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Philanthropy Perspectives

Recognizing and inspiring YOUR charitable giving at NorthShore

February 26, 2019

 Honoring His Physicians and Nurses

Ed Ferris inherited heart disease and, at age 67, says he feels lucky to have lived this long. Other family members died of heart failure early in life. His genetics were largely to blame for a diseased heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) and ventricular tachycardia, a type of fast heart rate that arises from improper electrical activity in the ventricles of the heart.

In May of 2017, Hyde M. Russell, MD, Owen L. Coon Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery, NorthShore Division Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery and Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI), implanted a ventricular assist device (VAD) which Ferris said “kept him alive.” The device assists cardiac circulation to replace the function of a failing heart. Read more

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NorthShore Initiative Offers Look into Patients’
Genetic Makeup

With the help of philanthropic support, the NorthShore University HealthSystem Mark R. Neaman Center for Personalized Medicine and Color, a genomics technology company, have partnered to pilot a program that incorporates advanced genomics into routine primary care practice and help patients understand their risks for heart disease and hereditary cancers. Known as “DNA10K,” this unique initiative will engage more than 10,000 patients and will be the largest known primary care-based genomics program in the United States. Read more

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 Grace and the Practice of Compassion

Ike Hong and his late wife, Grace Lee Hong, were key supporters of NorthShore’s partnership with Be Well-Lake County, an initiative that provides greater access to diabetes care for uninsured patients. “Grace had tremendous compassion for less fortunate families,” Ike said. Incredibly, while volunteering and giving so much to others, Grace was being treated for liver cancer, to which she ultimately succumbed in 2015 following many good years in remission. Read more

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 Benefit Aids Preterm Babies and Their Families

The Associate Board of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is hosting its annual Benefit on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The evening will feature a raffle, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a dessert bar and entertainment.

Proceeds benefit the Henrietta Johnson Louis Infant Special Care Unit and Department of Pediatrics at NorthShore Evanston Hospital. Read more

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 Predictive Engine System Revs Up Patient Outcomes

NorthShore has a long history of using predictive modeling to identify patients at high risk for adverse outcomes like cardiac arrest and readmissions. And now, it is even easier for clinicians to act on that information through a new tool launched within NorthShore’s award-winning Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, Epic. Read more

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Save the Date

March 2, 2019Associate Board’s Mardi Gras Benefit

April 5, 2019Auxiliary’s Trivia Night

April 7, 2019Patty’s Pals Foundation Banquet

April 13, 2019Sing to Live concert at the Glenview Community Church

April 14, 2019Sing to Live concert at Pilgrim Congregational Church, Oak Park

May 1, 2019Myra Rubenstein Weis Benefit Luncheon

May 18, 2019Michael Matters Foundation event at Arlington International Racecourse

September 20 - 22, 2019Auxiliary’s American Craft Exposition

 
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