Norwegian American Hospital Foundation

March Newsletter

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - Save the Date!

Proceeds will fund programs to address social determinants of health – factors like nutrition, language, transportation and housing that influence 60 - 80% of a person’s overall health and wellness.

New Location!

The Drake Hotel - Chicago

2019 Honorees

Rick Pollack

American Hospital Association President and CEO, will receive the 2019 Health Care Champion Award.

Dr. Jose De Leon

Retiring after over 45 years of service to Norwegian American Hospital as a surgeon.

Born at Norwegian?

If you, a family member, or friend were born at Norwegian American Hospital, send us an email ( to let us know your name and birth year. We’ll keep in touch with ways you can become more involved with Hospital and Foundation initiatives. We want to continue growing our Norwegian family!

Thanks to generous donors and friends like you...

the Hospital was able to purchase much-needed equipment and fund patient-centered care programs.

A new, state-of-the-art sterilizer will replace the existing 30-year-old unit.


Critical new medical equipment for the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and Surgery.

New safe sleep initiative: sleepsacks and swaddles for newborns.

Give Hope-Give Life

Gift of Hope partners with the Hospital to coordinate the organ and tissue donation process.

A new mural on the northwest side of the Hospital features a butterfly, a symbol of transformation and regeneration.


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It’s just like shopping on Amazon normally – same prices, same great shipping – only you get to support us without doing anything extra. And, there’s no charge to you – and no charge to us.