December 5, 2016

Gottlieb Receives $100,000 Gift at 55th Annual Emerald Ball

Helen Mattis (Elmhurst), president of the Gottlieb Auxiliary, and Jack Weinberg (Glencoe), chairman of the Gottlieb Memorial Foundation, present a check for $100,000 at the Emerald Ball.

MELROSE PARK, IL – The Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented a check for $100,000 at its 55th annual Emerald Ball on Saturday, November 5. More than 200 people attended the event held at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago hotel on Michigan Avenue.

Since its founding in 1961, the auxiliary has gifted more than $6 million to the hospital and its programs. The auxiliary also has awarded more than $225,000 in scholarship money to area high school and college students who are pursuing careers in healthcare.

“Gottlieb Memorial Hospital thanks the auxiliary members for their continued generosity,” said Lori Price, FACHE, MSA, RN, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital president. “Their contribution helps to make the hospital better for our patients.”

All proceeds from the hospital gift shop, which is largely staffed through auxiliary members, and proceeds from the hospital parking lot are ceremoniously presented by the auxiliary at the Emerald Ball. This year’s gift will be used to update in-room entertainment, including patient education television programming.

Helen Mattis, president of the auxiliary, of Elmhurst, Illinois, began volunteering at Gottlieb more than 25 years ago. Her husband, Richard Mattis, MD, is an internal medicine physician at Gottlieb.

“Gottlieb is a wonderful hospital,” Mrs. Mattis said. “The auxiliary is honored to be a part of it.”

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.