Nearly 40 golfers took to the links on Thursday, September 26, for the 13th annual Joshua Stuart Krinsky Memorial Golf Outing. Founded by Harold Krinsky, DDS, the event aims to raise funds and awareness for the Perinatal Family Support Center at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Evanston and Highland Park Hospitals. The Perinatal Family Support Center provides numerous services--free of charge--to women and families experiencing challenges related to pregnancy, birth, prematurity or perinatal loss. This year's event raised more than $18,000 to support this worthy cause.
Dr. Krinsky's late son, Joshua Stuart Krinsky, was a beneficiary of the excellent perinatal care offered at NorthShore when he was born prematurely and admitted to the Infant Special Care Unit (ISCU) at NorthShore Evanston Hospital. Despite the tireless efforts of the skilled neonatal doctors and nurses, Joshua could not overcome his serious health issues and passed away.
To demonstrate their gratitude for the excellent care they received while at NorthShore, Dr. Krinsky's family established the Joshua Stuart Krinsky Memorial Fund to provide philanthropic support for the Perinatal Family Support Center. In 2000, they launched the Joshua Stuart Krinsky Memorial Golf Outing to further their support to this cause. Since its inception, they have raised over $125,000 for Perinatal Family Support Center.
"Each year approximately 1,700 families benefit from the Perinatal Family Support Center's services. Without this generous philanthropic support, our programs would not be able to have the same level of impact, or touch as many families," said Nancy Eschbach, Director of the Perinatal Family Support Center.
For more information about NorthShore's Perinatal Family Support Center or ways to support NorthShore University HealthSystem, please call (224) 364-7214 or visit foundation.northshore.org.
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.