Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

In the late 1950s, community members and public officials came together to raise funds to build a hospital in Park Ridge to serve Chicago’s northwest suburbs. Thanks to the ongoing commitment of all who believe in its mission, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital has evolved into a major teaching hospital recognized as one of the nation’s best.

Area residents, physicians, business leaders and others continue to invest philanthropically in facilities, equipment and programs to ensure the best possible health care experience for those the hospital serves.

Funding Priorities

This flexible fund provides critical resources that enable hospital leadership to respond quickly to needs and opportunities as they arise.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, the Adult Down Syndrome Center provides a full range of specialized health care services for 2,000 adolescents and adults with Down syndrome each year. Because most of these patients are insured by Medicare or Medicaid, and because they require longer-than-standard office visits, the Center operates at a loss. Charitable gifts enable patients to receive sensitive, specialized care that’s not available anywhere else in the Midwest.

Oncology services at Lutheran General Hospital offer a comprehensive approach to cancer diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Your gift will help ensure a comprehensive continuum of care and services for hundreds of newly diagnosed cancer patients annually—as well as those who leave active treatment and transition into survivorship care each year.

The Cancer Survivorship Center is the first stand-alone, hospital-affiliated survivorship center in Illinois. It offers comprehensive holistic support and resources for patients, their families and caregivers. Programs at the Center—such as nutrition classes, yoga, support groups and more—are solely funded through philanthropy

This fund provides Advocate Lutheran General Hospital nurses added opportunities to advance in the nursing profession through continuing education, nursing research and special projects.

Funds are used to purchase books and other educational materials and models as well as to send residents and faculty to development conferences to present scholarly work or for ongoing education.

Focusing on prevention, education and early detection to keep hearts healthy, our disease management programs have achieved national recognition. A teaching hospital, Lutheran General Hospital provides the latest cardiac and cardiovascular research and technology.

The Center for Fetal Care at Lutheran General Hospital offers comprehensive services for women who learn their baby has a condition that will require medical care at birth. Respecting the challenges that families may face, our team strives to provide comprehensive information and compassionate, supportive care.

Lutheran General Hospital established the Older Adult Services program in 1980. Our Medical Model Adult Day Service is considered among the pioneers of Adult Day Care, and its design has been replicated both regionally and nationally. Donations to Older Adult Services support programs like Expressions, which uses art and creativity in working with patients living with early stage Alzheimer’s.

The South Asian Cardiovascular Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the first center of its kind in the Midwest designed to serve the South Asian community through a unique combination of community outreach, culturally sensitive advanced clinical services, and research. South Asians hold a high risk for heart attack and stroke that has often been overlooked. With the support of philanthropy, the center can educate, screen, prevent, and treat South Asians for their high risk of cardiac disease.

Lutheran General Hospital’s Center for Neurosciences provides the highest level of neurological care, in an environment where our patients receive the individualized and appropriate care they deserve. Your gift will help our expert caregivers use the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies to treat the most complex cases. From brain tumors and stroke care to dizziness and balance disorders, we offer some of the most experienced specialists in the region, and in some cases, the nation.

Performing nearly 20,000 inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures annually, Lutheran General has more than 100 board certified surgical specialists and subspecialists on staff.  The department boasts state-of-the-art technology and is actively committed to academic excellence through its involvement in clinical research and teaching programs. Philanthropy will help the surgical team continue to provide excellent care, delivered in a safe, supportive and compassionate manner.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Lutheran General Hospital’s development team:

Allyson Regnier
Vice President, Development

Christy Santos
Director of Development

Jackie Mathews
Major Gift Officer

Hayley Anderson
Development Manager

Kerry Neville
Development Coordinator