N O R T H W E S T E R N M E M O R I A L :
A Place Where Everything Matters
As Northwestern Memorial employees, you make a
difference in the lives of patients in many ways, every
day. Whether you work directly with patients or provide
services that support patient care, your dedication makes
Northwestern Memorial unique.
For the past three years, this dedica-
tion has been evident in your support
of “The Best Care Begins With Us,”
the annual employee campaign.
As a nonprofit organization,
Northwestern Memorial greatly
depends on charitable gifts to
develop and maintain the innovative
programs and services valued by
patients and their families. The extra
steps taken to provide the best care
and service is a part of what distinguishes
Northwestern Memorial as Chicago’s
“most preferred” hospital.
We hope you will participate in the
2009 employee campaign. Once again,
you will have the opportunity to help
by supporting a variety of initiatives
that benefit employees, patients and
the community through a donation
or volunteer activities.
This year, as part of our organization’s “go green”
efforts, we encourage you to donate online at
foundation.nmh.org/BestCare. The Web site offers
details on funding areas as well as the many ways your
past donations have made a difference.
Visit the Web to Make a Difference
Donating online is easy. You can make a donation from any
computer with Internet access, at home or at work, by visiting
For your convenience, computer terminals with Internet access also
are available weekdays in the Health Learning Center on the third
floor of the Galter Pavilion.
Computers set aside for donations to the employee campaign also
will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates:
March 13, 20 and 27 and April 3, 9 and 10: Computers will be
available just outside the Allspice Cafe on the third floor in the
Feinberg Pavilion and the Fresh Market at Fairbanks on the
second floor in Prentice Women’s Hospital.
April 2 and 9: Computers will be available at 541 N. Fairbanks Court.
For information about the location, please ask your department’s
Donations will be accepted through April 10.
Funding areas for the 2009 “The Best Care Begins With Us”
E M P L O Y E E C A R E
• Employee Crisis Assistance Fund
PAT I E N T C A R E
W O M E N ’ S H E A LT H
C O M M U N I T Y C A R E
• Community Service
• Volunteer Activities
S P E C I A L S E R V I C E S
• Patient and Family Assistance Fund
O T H E R O P P O R T U N I T I E S
• Areas of Greatest Need
• Other Areas
”I give because I know I’m helping
one of my colleagues who may be
experiencing a difficult situation.
I realize that under a different set
of circumstances it could be me.“
– Nick Rave, Director of Imaging
Services and Professional Services ”I donate because I feel it’s important to
do as an employee and as part of the
Northwestern Memorial family. Being
able to give online makes it easy and
quick and I feel comfortable doing it.“
– Natanya Brown, Secretary to the
Vice President, Hospital Operations
”I believe in Northwestern Memorial’s
mission of Patients First, which is truly
reflected in our patients’ gratitude
toward us. I give to honor the patients
who recognize and validate what we do.“
– Phyllis Chong, Senior Social Worker,
Case Management Prentice Resource