Community-Centered Care, Powered by Giving

As you walk the halls of any NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) campus, you’ll witness something special. You’ll see warm smiles, collaboration and teamwork among caregivers. You’ll feel the kindness and compassion that every one of our patients is shown, every day. You’ll be treated with respect and dignity as the unique individual you are.

We strive to provide community-centered care, honoring the experiences of our patients and incorporating them into every encounter.

Nicole Fernandez, RN, MS, ONC, Chief Nursing Officer, says the culture of NorthShore is what keeps people—caregivers and patients alike—coming back. “Everything our nurses do is centered around their patients,” she said. “We work to create a healing environment to see patients through many phases of their lives, from neonatal to geriatric care.”

NorthShore’s ability to provide exceptional, highly personalized care stems from our commitment to the professional development of our staff. As a Magnet-designated organization, the highest industry honor in nursing, our team receives the support needed to enjoy long and rewarding careers, right here at NorthShore—and philanthropy makes it possible.

“Donations enable our nurses to pursue their interests and goals,” added Nicole. “They benefit from funded research opportunities, scholarships for continued education and access to the latest technology. A nurse can spend their entire career at NorthShore, finding new challenges in a collaborative atmosphere while working alongside other clinical experts.”

Giving back is also a meaningful part of the healing journey for many of our patients, who want to thank and honor their caregivers by advancing their work. Their support has a ripple effect, expanding to impact the care of even more families and the overall health of our community.

The Impact of Your Generosity

Your care team is composed of medical experts, but they’re also parents, friends and patients themselves. And they know the importance of having high-quality, comprehensive healthcare close to home for their loved ones.

Philanthropy funds training and professional development opportunities for our talented team, empowering our caregivers to improve their skills and deliver the latest evidence-based patient care with compassion and heart.

Gifts to NorthShore Foundation are always appreciated and can be made securely online here. To have the greatest impact, please make your contribution by December 31, 2023, to support innovation and exceptional care in the new year.