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.