November 9, 2017

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Celebrates 56th Emerald Ball

Jan Morgan, president, Gottlieb Auxiliary, presents a $100,000 check to Jack Weinberg, Gottlieb Memorial Foundation chairman and grandson of Gottlieb's founder.

MELROSE PARK, IL – The Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented a $100,000 check to the hospital at the 56th Emerald Ball on Saturday, November 4.

The annual event, held at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago hotel on Michigan Avenue, drew more than 200 people.

Along with money raised from the Emerald Ball, the gift is funded by proceeds from the hospital gift shop, the hospital parking lot and donations. The gift shop is largely staffed by auxiliary members.

Since its founding in 1961, the Gottlieb Auxiliary has given more than $6 million to the hospital and its programs.

“Gottlieb Memorial Hospital thanks the auxiliary members for their continued generosity and support of the hospital,” said Lori Price, FACHE, MSA, RN, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital president. “Their gift will help improve the patient experience at Gottlieb."

This year’s gift will be used to update in-room entertainment, including patient education television programming.

“The Gottlieb Memorial Auxiliary is honored to be a part of the hospital's rich history,” said Jan Morgan, of Woodridge, president of the Gottlieb Memorial Auxiliary.

The presentation by the Gottlieb Auxiliary comes one month after the Gottlieb Memorial Foundation announced a $12.8 million gift, which will help fund renovations to the emergency department.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.