The Associate Board of NorthShore University HealthSystem Shows its Support at NorthShore Evanston Hospital’s Infant Special Care Unit Picnic
On Sunday, June 24, members of The Associate Board
of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) volunteered at NorthShore Evanston Hospital’s 40th annual Henrietta Johnson Louis Infant Special Care Unit (ISCU) reunion picnic for families with children who have
graduated from the neonatal unit. The picnic gives Board members and volunteers an opportunity to meet the staff of the ISCU and the families its serves. At the picnic, families enjoyed a carefree afternoon filled with games,
face-painting, entertainment and story-telling. The Associate Board was able to demonstrate their commitment to the ISCU at this year’s event by presenting a check for $7,000 to further support the organization.
“We all look forward to the picnic as it offers an
opportunity for Board members to meet the staff, children and parents who we have been able to support through our fund-raising efforts,” says Stephanie Stefanik co-chair of The Associate Board of NorthShore. “Our Board works
tirelessly year round to ensure these families have the resources they need, both medically and emotionally. We are proud to have been able to further our support this year and share the news at the picnic.”
Since its inception, The Associate Board of NorthShore has raised more than $500,000 to benefit neo-natal projects at
NorthShore Evanston Hospital's ISCU and Department of Pediatrics, including the new Associate Board Emergency Family Fund. The fund is vital in assisting families whose children require the life-saving care provided by the ISCU.
The majority of funds raised by The Associate Board of NorthShore are through its annual benefit, “Under the Harvest Moon,” which will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the House of Blues in Chicago. Tickets for the event are $100 in advance and $125 at the door with
additional sponsorship levels available.
For more information about The Associate Board of
NorthShore, to purchase tickets for the annual benefit or to inquire about becoming a member, please visit northshore.org/associates or call (847) 570-5306 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Associate Board of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a fundraising organization of young professionals providing members with philanthropic, educational and service opportunities benefiting NorthShore and the community.
About NorthShore University HealthSystem
Headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a comprehensive, fully integrated, healthcare delivery system that serves the Chicago region. The system includes four hospitals in Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park and Skokie. NorthShore
employs approximately 10,000 and has 2,400 affiliated physicians, including an 800+ physician, multispecialty group practice with over 100 office locations.
Further, NorthShore supports teaching and research as the principal teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
The NorthShore Research Institute focuses on
clinical and translational research, including leadership in clinical trials and medical informatics. The NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation is the primary philanthropic entity of NorthShore. The Foundation raises charitable contributions and engages volunteer friends in support of NorthShore’s ongoing mission to preserve and improve human life.
NorthShore has significant capabilities in a wide
spectrum of clinical programs, including Kellogg Cancer Center, NorthShore Neurological Institute, cardiovascular care, orthopaedics, high-risk maternity and pediatrics. NorthShore is a Magnet recognized organization, the first in Illinois designated as a system to receive this prestigious honor that demonstrates excellence in nursing and high standards in patient care. NorthShore is a national leader in the implementation of innovative technologies, including electronic medical records (EMR). In 2003, NorthShore
was among the first in the country to successfully launch a system-wide EMR with demonstrable benefits in quality, safety, efficiency and service to patients. NorthShore has been recognized by multiple national organizations for
this notable achievement.