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.”