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Highland Park Hospital Auxiliary celebrates friends, philanthropy at annual luncheon

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  • The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Highland Park Hospital proudly presents a check for $129,206 to Kellogg Cancer Center at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital

      The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Highland Park Hospital proudly presents a check for $129,206 to Kellogg Cancer Center at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital
    Jon Hillenbrand

 
NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation

More than 90 members, friends and supporters of The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) at Highland Park Hospital gathered at Birchwood Country Club on November 6 for the organization's Annual Luncheon and Meeting. The annual event serves as an opportunity to celebrate the past year's successes, as well as the organization's more than 90 years of community commitment.

Guests of the luncheon enjoyed shopping from the on-site gift boutique before the formal program commenced. Past, current and prospective members, as well as community members at large, had an opportunity to hear from Karen Braun, president of The Auxiliary of NorthShore at Highland Park Hospital, about the organization's impressive history and the incredible impact it has made in the past year to raise funds and awareness for Kellogg Cancer Center at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital. She thanked all those who made the past year's success possible, including Stu Rosen of DC Sarnies and Michael Rosengarden of Autohaus on Edens for their unwavering support. The celebration continued as Braun, along with Sarah Adess, Jana Brok and Diane Golin, co-chairs of The Auxiliary's signature fundraising event, "Be Part of the CURE," proudly presented a check for $129,206 to Jesse Peterson Hall, president of NorthShore Highland Park Hospital and Matthew Adess, MD Medical Director, Kellogg Cancer Center at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital.

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For more information about The Auxiliary of NorthShore at Highland Park Hospital or to inquire about becoming a member, please call (847) 926-5003 or visit foundation.northshore.org/hph-aux.

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.

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