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Hinsdale Hospital Foundation names Centennial Medallion winners
Photo caption: Richard Burridge (left) and Dr. Edward Paloyan will receive the Centennial Medallions at the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation Medallion Ball Feb. 23.

Hinsdale – The Hinsdale Hospital Foundation has announced the 2013 winners of its Centennial Medallions, awarded once every two years to a leader from the community and from the medical staff.

Foundation Board member Richard “Dick” Burridge and endocrinologist Dr. Edward Paloyan will receive the 2013 Centennial Medallions, which recognize outstanding leadership, achievement and support provided by individuals to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

“These awards celebrate the partnership of hospital, physician and community that began with the hospital’s founding a century ago,” said Susan King, Hinsdale Hospital Foundation executive director. “Both of these men have contributed to our shared community over the years, and we are honored to acknowledge them with this award.”

Burridge has provided more than 30 years of service to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He most recently served as chairman of the $11 million capital campaign for the hospital’s new Patient Pavilion.

Burridge and his late wife Nan raised three sons – Richard Jr., Peter and Scott – in Burridge’s hometown of Hinsdale. Burridge has served as a village trustee and as a member of the Wellness House board.

Burridge is chairman emeritus at RBM Capital Management and founded The Burridge Group, LLC.

“I’ve always been a believer in the age-old adage that you give back to society if you’ve been able to accomplish something,” Burridge said.

Paloyan, an Oak Brook resident, has been affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for more than 25 years.

“Dr. Paloyan is one of the most highly respected members of our medical staff,” Regional Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gary Lipinski said. “His many years of ongoing clinical excellence and compassionate bedside care are a model for all physicians.”

A 1956 graduate of the University of Chicago Medical School, Paloyan has been associated with the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, the Pritzker School of Medicine, Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine and the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital.

Paloyan became affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in 1990. His practice welcomes patients from around the world.

The Hinsdale Hospital Foundation will present the Centennial Medallions to Burridge and Paloyan at the Medallion Ball on Feb. 23 at The Drake in Chicago. Proceeds from the ball will help support the Adventist Outpatient and Cancer Institute.

For tickets to the event, or more information, call the Foundation office at (630) 856-2008, or visit


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Media contact: Chris LaFortune, public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health,; 630-856-2354