You are Making an Impact!

We thank you, our donors, for your continued generosity on behalf of the patients, clinicians and staff at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore). Your philanthropic gifts support excellence in our diverse programs and services. We appreciate your partnership in fulfilling our mission to preserve and improve human life.

Our patients, clinicians and staff feel the difference of your support every day. In one year alone, your gifts helped us to:

  • Assist 2,436 patients who needed help covering their prescription drug costs.
  • Screen 9,966 new mothers for depression and other psychological issues.
  • Supply medical care, through the NorthShore Evanston Hospital Community Health Center, for 4,319 adults who lack private medical insurance.
  • Provide 67,890 hours of language interpretation services to patients and families.


These are just a handful of the thousands of ways you have changed lives through your philanthropy to NorthShore, and we thank you for your immensely positive impact on our community!


Without philanthropy, this study would never have happened.

~ Nancy Rodriguez, PhD, APN, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Your generosity supports excellence in healthcare that transforms the lives of our patients and their families. It makes what’s next possible. Our leading group of physician-researchers, computer scientists, statisticians, programmers and clinicians are dedicated to the transformation of medicine as we know it. Donors help provide the funding necessary to launch the much-needed research, gather data, obtain federal support and guide research through to completion.

With approximately 1,000 active clinical trials, we are making real discoveries in real time. These discoveries are advancing healthcare and improving the lives of our patients—and they are made possible because of donations like yours.

To learn more about the impact of your gift, please contact us at 224.364.7200.

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



With crucial seed funding from The Associate Board of NorthShore, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Nancy Rodriguez, PhD, APN, is pioneering research at neonatal intensive care units around the country to study the safety and efficacy of drops of a mother’s milk placed directly into a baby’s mouth.

Along with co-investigator Michael Caplan, MD, The Auxiliary of NorthShore Chair of Pediatrics and Chief Scientific Officer, their research could impact standard clinical practice worldwide and potentially increase the survival rate of premature infants.

“We are honored to support this groundbreaking research project and hope others will join us,” said Emily Laipple, President of The Associate Board, whose grant enabled Dr. Rodriguez to begin the multicenter study.

Read more about this research here.


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