The Windy City served as the muse for The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) 42nd Annual Hospitals’ Gala, “Simply Chicago.” The Auxiliary of NorthShore welcomed more than 600 business, healthcare and civic leaders from the North Shore and greater Chicagoland area for the Hospitals’ Gala which took place on Saturday, June 14 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.
The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception featuring a sensational silent auction with one-of-a-kind wares and experiences. Guests of the Gala were then treated to an exclusive performance by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago before enjoying a delicious dinner. After the meal, guests had an opportunity to bid on incredible items in a live auction, including a signed jersey from the Chicago Blackhawks, a vacation in Hawaii, a well-appointed wine collection featuring more than 80 bottles of vino and much more.
Thanks to the guests in attendance and the evening’s generous sponsors, including Aramark and Power Construction, the Hospitals’ Gala raised more than $340,000. All proceeds from the Gala will support the Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation (GCSI), a state-of-the-art facility at NorthShore Evanston Hospital that offers healthcare professionals courses and hands-on training in leading-edge medical and surgical disciplines. Funds raised will support GCSI’s training initiatives which will improve communication between the patient and the healthcare team. With the Gala’s support, these vital initiatives will translate to improved outcomes and a superior patient experience at NorthShore.
For more information about The Auxiliary of NorthShore, please contact The Auxiliary office at (224) 364-7270 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit foundation.northshore.org/gala.
About NorthShore University HealthSystem
Headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a comprehensive, fully integrated, healthcare delivery system that serves the Chicago region. The system includes four hospitals in Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park and Skokie. NorthShore employs approximately 10,000 and has 2,400 affiliated physicians, including an 850+ physician, multispecialty group practice with over 100 office locations. Further, NorthShore supports teaching and research as the principal teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
The NorthShore Research Institute focuses on clinical and translational research, including leadership in clinical trials and medical informatics. The NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation is the organization’s primary philanthropic entity. The Foundation raises charitable contributions and engages volunteer friends in support of NorthShore’s ongoing mission to preserve and improve human life.
NorthShore has significant capabilities in a wide spectrum of clinical programs, including Kellogg Cancer Center, NorthShore Neurological Institute, NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute, cardiovascular care, high-risk maternity and pediatrics. NorthShore is a Magnet recognized organization, the first in Illinois designated as a system to receive this prestigious honor that demonstrates excellence in nursing. NorthShore is a national leader in the implementation of innovative technologies, including electronic medical records (EMR). In 2003, NorthShore was among the first in the country to successfully launch a system-wide EMR with demonstrable benefits in quality, safety, efficiency and service to patients. NorthShore has been recognized by multiple national organizations for this notable achievement.