Cancer & LivingWell Campaigns

Contributions to the Cancer Campaign bring compassionate, technologically sophisticated care to cancer patients, while contributions to the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, part of Northwestern Medicine, support the wellness programs and support groups. Specific campaigns include fundraising for:

The Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Delnor — To meet the growing needs of the Delnor Hospital community, Northwestern Medicine has recently completed a 36,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art cancer treatment center that features private chemotherapy rooms, an advanced linear accelerator for radiation treatment, and an on-site lab and pharmacy, as well as space for oncologists, genetic counseling, nutrition counseling and LivingWell Cancer Resource Center support groups and classes.

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Gamma Knife Technology — For patients with tumors and vascular malformations in the brain, skull base or spinal cord, traditional surgical techniques are sometimes not an option. Gamma Knife radiosurgery technology is minimally invasive, delivering a powerful dose of radiation to the affected site with little impact on the surrounding tissue.

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LivingWell Cancer Resource Center — LivingWell, part of Northwestern Medicine, offers more than 60 free programs that provide comfort, support and education to patients with cancer and their families. This $5 million endowment ensures that patients can continue to enjoy free programming when they need it most.

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320-Slice CT Scanner — The chairman of the American College of Radiology’s Pediatric Imaging Commission called the 320-slice CT scanner “the most valuable medical advancement in the last 100 years.” This scanner is five times faster than previous generation scanners and emits half the radiation, while producing sharp 3D images and 4D videos. This technology has led to a 20% reduction in mortality rates from lung cancer.

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Home, Palliative and Hospice Care Campaigns

Contributions to this fund benefit CNS Home Health and Hospice, part of Northwestern Medicine, HomeCare Physicians, the Palliative Medicine Program and The Home Centered Care Institute. These organizations work to promote compassionate, comprehensive, physician-directed medical care to homebound, chronically ill and terminal patients. In particular, fundraising is currently ongoing for:

HomeCare Physicians — Since 1997, HomeCare Physicians have visited more than 80,000 homebound individuals to help them manage a wide range of illnesses and injuries. As a result, they are seeing a drastic reduction in hospitalizations and even visits to the emergency room. On average, HCP can make 12 house calls for the expense of one ER visit. This $6 million campaign will help HCP reach more patients with upgraded mobile diagnostic and treatment technology.

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CNS Home Health and Hospice — One of the largest full-service home health agencies in the western suburbs, CNS Home Health & Hospice, part of Northwestern Medicine, has been committed to compassionate care and clinical excellence since 1958. CNS offers a full range of care that’s essential to patient rehabilitation, recovery and comfort, including therapy, skilled nursing, cardiac care and hospice. An in-home team is dedicated to patient comfort and wellness.

For more information, visit the Home Care and Hospice page.

Palliative Medicine Program — Palliative caregivers bring relief to patients suffering from the symptoms of serious illness. This campaign will help fund programs such as music therapy, companionship, massage therapy, and arts and enrichment. This fund will also expand palliative services to patients receiving treatment at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Delnor Hospital.

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The Home Centered Care Institute — This organization is dedicated to promoting physician, nurse practitioner and physician assistant home care medicine and supportive services delivered in a homebound person’s residence to cost-effectively enable aging in place. Efforts include educating healthcare providers, accountable care organizations, legislators, medical schools and family members of those needing in-home care about the value and cost savings associated with home-centered care.

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Pediatrics & The Ronald McDonald House® near Central DuPage Hospital Campaigns

Contributions to this fund benefit the Pediatrics Department and the first Ronald McDonald House in Chicago’s western suburbs, which opened in January 2015.

The Ronald McDonald House® near Central DuPage Hospital opened its doors in January 2015, becoming the first Ronald McDonald House in the western suburbs — located right across the street from Central DuPage Hospital. Many families from far beyond Chicagoland who travel to Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center** to take advantage of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago* now have a comforting and supportive environment in which to stay while their children are hospitalized. The 19,000-square-foot house features 12 private guest rooms and welcoming common spaces to make these families feel at home. Families who stay at a Ronald McDonald House are asked, but not required, to make a $10 donation for each night of their stay. Aside from that, living at the house is free. The house was made possible through a partnership between the Cadence Health Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana, Inc., the Cadence Health Auxiliary, the Topfer Family Foundation and countless other donors.

Interested in supporting the Ronald McDonald House® near CDH? For more information, call the Cadence Health Foundation at 630.933.GIVE. TTY for hearing impaired 630.933.4833.

Pediatric Expansion at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital — Demand for comprehensive pediatric services has grown in the western suburbs, and two new campaigns will help Northwestern Medicine meet that demand. Donor funding of $3 million will nearly double the space for children and teens at Central DuPage Hospital with the addition of add 14 new beds to the pediatric inpatient unit. At Delnor Hospital, a $1 million campaign will ensure the creation of an outpatient pediatric clinic.

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*Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial Healthcare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

**The Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center (Center) is a joint venture between Northwestern Memorial Healthcare and Radiation Oncology Consultants, Ltd. Both organizations are dedicated to providing proton therapy in Illinois. The physicians that practice at the Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare or any of its affiliates. They have chosen this facility as the place they wish to care for and treat their private patients.

Safety & Technology Campaigns

Contributions to this fund benefit programs that educate the Northwestern Medicine staff about new technology or protocols that ensure patient safety. Fundraising is currently aimed at

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Patient Safety and Simulation Training — At both Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) and Delnor Hospital, new simulation labs will provide vital training to prepare medical staff to respond to patient needs. High-tech manikins programmed to mimic human symptoms and reactions will help hone caregivers’ skills at evaluating critical situations, making collaborative decisions, and responding with both routine and specialized techniques. Patient safety is of the utmost concern at Northwestern Medicine, and training has helped reduce post-surgical infections.

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Neurosciences & Parkinson’s Disease Research Society Campaigns

Contributions to this fund benefit Neurosciences at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital and Parkinson’s Disease Research Society. In particular, fundraising is underway for:

Douglas L. Johnson Endowed Chair in Neuroscience — To recruit top medical talent, develop clinical programs, extend participation in clinical trials and expand research in treatment protocols, Northwestern Medicine is seeking $3 million in gifts for an Endowed Chair in Neurosciences. Visionary leadership can help Northwestern Medicine become a destination program for patients suffering from stroke, brain injury or neurological disorders.

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Movement Disorders Center — With a $3 million pledge from Northwestern Medicine, this campaign seeks $7 million from donors to create the only comprehensive Movement Disorders Center of its kind in the Midwest. The center will provide clinical and psychological treatment areas as well as a dedicated center for research into early detection of movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease. The new center will provide additional facilities for performing Deep Brain Stimulation procedures, which offer many years of symptom relief for patients whose symptoms are not adequately controlled by medications.

Neurosciences Intensive Care Technology — A $2 million campaign will help Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) establish a 16-bed intensive care unit dedicated to patients who need critical care for stroke, brain tumor, hemorrhage, seizures and traumatic brain injury. New equipment includes a mobile CT scanner, for bedside CT technology for critical patients, and continuous EEG monitoring, to identify seizure activity earlier for faster and more effective treatment.

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Heart & Vascular Care Campaigns

Contributions to this fund benefit Heart and Vascular Care services at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital. Currently, fundraising is dedicated to this specific campaign.

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Cardiac Intensive Care Unit — The affiliation with Cleveland Clinic means that Northwestern Medicine physicians and patients have access to the most current research, clinical trials and treatment protocols for cardiac disease. This $5.5 million campaign will create a 14-bed cardiac ICU at Central DuPage Hospital (CDH), equipped with leading-edge technology and staffed with physicians and nurses who specialize in managing the most complex heart cases.

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