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.
Learn more about our funding priorities below.
Since 1992, the Adult Down Syndrome Center has provided a full range of specialized health care services for 6,000 adolescents and adults with Down syndrome. Recently, a close friend and loyal supporter agreed to donate $2.75 million if the Center could raise an equal amount in philanthropic support, resulting in the launch of our new $5.5 million fundraising campaign, At the Center of it all. Learn more here.
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.
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.
Advocate nurses are skilled in the art of healing and serve as one of the primary faces of patient care. Nursing professionals are an integral part of clinical innovation and their work is critical to our hospital’s patient health outcomes. This fund provides Advocate Lutheran General Hospital nurses additional opportunities to advance in the nursing profession through continuing education, specialized certifications programs and health care conferences.
The OB Bereavement Fund provides services to help comfort families coping with a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. Funds are used to purchase bereavement materials for families, supplies to create keepsake items and offer education opportunities for nurses and clinicians on how to interact with grieving families.
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.
This flexible fund provides critical resources that enable hospital leadership to respond quickly to needs and opportunities as they arise.
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.
For more information, please contact Lutheran General Hospital’s development team:
Vice President, Development
Director of Development