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.

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Loyola Medicine is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from more than 1,750 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital 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. The medical center campus is also home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. GMH is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital 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 with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments in a convenient community setting at eight locations. Loyola Medicine is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 94 hospitals in 22 states.

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