Spectacular evening to celebrate superior pediatric healthcare

Innovative home to set stage for celebration of advances in children's medicine

September 18, 2008

A gala event that brings together the best in healthcare at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital and the best in architecture and design will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, in one of Northbrook's most prestigious neighborhoods.

Held in a newly renovated historic mansion, the event will highlight exhibits about the children's hospital's clinical capabilities and compassion shown for every child and family. The event will also include a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items. The evening is being held in conjunction with the 1-year anniversary celebration of Luxe Magazine, which features top homes through the country in luxury markets.

What

Comer Children's Hospital Benefit
Including Silent Auction and Entertainment
Cocktails and Hors D'Oeuvres

The evening will highlight the extraordinary care provided by Comer Children's Hospital. Through generous donations, the hospital is able to treat some of the most difficult cases for infants, children, and teenagers who live in the Chicago area or come from throughout the world for renowned medical expertise.

When

Thursday, September 25, 2008
6:30--9:30 p.m.

Where

The Grand Estate
24 Bridlewood Road
Northbrook, Illinois

Who

Physicians, nurses, caregivers, and other supporters who value the high level of care provided by the children's hospital.

Adding another example of excellence during the evening, Nicolas Chevalier, a 13-year-old piano prodigy from Deerfield, will entertain. Chevalier has been playing since age 5 and has become an accomplished solo performer. He studies with college-level music teachers and has given many recitals in Chicago area venues. He also competes in national piano contests.

Few things are quite as stressful as taking your child to the hospital. But when kids need medical treatment, the children's hospital provides some of the nation's best pediatric care. Pediatricians are faculty members of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Comer Children's Hospital is part of the University of Chicago Medical Center. With a long tradition of excellence, the Medical Center has consistently placed at the top of U.S. News & World Report's elite list of "Honor Roll" hospitals, ranking 17th out of America's 5,453 hospitals in 2008.

Media Coverage is welcome and can be arranged by contacting Martha O'Connell (773) 834-8089 or Martha.Oconnell@uchospitals.edu. Attendance is by invitation only.

About the University of Chicago Medical Center
The University of Chicago Medical Center, established in 1927, is one of the nation's leading academic medical institutions. It consists of the renowned Pritzker School of Medicine; Bernard Mitchell Hospital, the primary adult patient care facility; Comer Children's Hospital, devoted to the medical needs of children; Chicago Lying-in Hospital, a maternity and women's hospital; and the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, a state-of-the-art ambulatory-care facility with the full spectrum of preventive, diagnostic, and treatment functions. Care is provided by more than 700 attending physicians--most of whom are full-time University faculty members--620 residents and fellows, more than 1,000 nurses and 9,500 employees.

The Medical Center is consistently recognized as a leading provider of complex medical care. It is the only Illinois hospital ever to make the U.S.News and World Report Honor Roll, with eight clinical specialties--digestive disorders; cancer; endocrinology; neurology and neurosurgery; heart and heart surgery; kidney disease; geriatrics; and ear, nose and throat--ranked among the top 30 programs nationwide. The Medical Center was awarded Magnet status in 2007, the highest level of recognition for nursing care.

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Press Contact

John Easton
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