Partners on the journey:
Partnerships with donors and other not-for-profit organizations enable Advocate to provide top-quality, comprehensive care and services to cancer patients across the Chicago area and in Central Illinois.
Charitable gifts are vital to the hospital
For 35 years Good Shepherd Hospital has served its surrounding communities by providing top-quality, compassionate health care. It is also a leader in delivering the most advanced technologies and techniques to the northwest suburbs. Through generous donations from our loyal donors, we are able to offer life-saving services, including state-of-the-art cardiac care, emergency services and the latest cancer treatments.
Fundraising events at Good Shepherd Hospital
Our 2014 “Game Day” Gala will be held on September 13, with proceeds benefiting the hospital’s historic modernization project. Learn more!
Below is a list of programs at Good Shepherd Hospital that need your support.
Philanthropy will enable us to acquire life-like birthing and neo-natal simulators, which will be used to train caregivers for obstetric emergencies through practice drills. With improved confidence and preparedness, caregivers will be able to provide the best and safest care possible to patients.
Breast Care Center
Good Shepherd Hospital's breast care services meet the breast health needs of women of all ages. A comfortable and supportive setting complements a total spectrum of care that includes prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment. Your contribution supports services including screening and diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy (the "no stitches" breast-tissue sampling technique), and educational and emotional support.
Cancer Care Services
Our Cancer Care Center brings together expertise and highly advanced technology with the personalized attention and convenience of a local community hospital. The Center was recently ranked as one of the nation's best cancer centers by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. The hospital is currently raising funds to help take cancer care to an even higher level.
Cardiac Care Center
Our Cardiac Care Center provides the highest quality heart care that medical technology can deliver. The 54,000-square-foot facility boasts state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment, catheterization labs, open-heart surgery capabilities, and the latest technology in cardiac monitoring. In keeping with our commitment to the community, the Cardiac Care Center is run by some of the country's most experienced and respected cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and clinical staff. Your gift will help support advancements including minimally invasive vascular-surgery techniques and cardiac electrophysiology to treat rhythm disorders.
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital seeks charitable gifts to help it construct a 3,500-square-foot fitness space where cardiac patients can receive the individualized exercise, nutrition and lifestyle counseling they need to regain—perhaps even surpass—their previous strength. The facility will be equipped with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength-training equipment and two locker rooms.
Good Shepherd Hospital Special Needs Endowment
Good Shepherd Hospital seeks charitable gifts to establish the next best thing: a Special Needs Endowment. Gifts to the Special Needs Endowment will be invested and a portion of the earnings will be available each year for the hospital to respond to the wide range of health needs in the community and to guarantee resources for innovation in the delivery of health care. Because the remaining earnings will be reinvested the endowment will continue to generate funds for the hospital to use in perpetuity.
Mission and Spiritual Care
To improve patients’ quality of life and address their physical and emotional needs, your gifts will help bring music therapy to our patients coping with chronic illness.
Nursing Excellence: Education and Training
Patients benefit when caregivers grow professionally. Your gift to this fund supports ongoing training and education for Good Shepherd Hospital associates.
Senior Advocate Program
Senior Advocate provides health resources and customized wellness programs for seniors. Your gift helps us offer a number of services, including financial counseling, information referral, discounted or free screenings, Health and Fitness Center memberships and much more.
Would you like to speak with someone about making your gift? We would be happy to speak with you further about how your charitable giving can make an impact at Good Shepherd Hospital.
Sue Abderholden, Vice President, Development
Jordan Sund, Development Manager
Lauren Parquette, Development Coordinator