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Hospital foundation receives $100,000 gift

La Grange, IL – La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation recently received a $100,000 gift from Illinois Heart and Vascular for Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital’s Patient Care Center. It’s one of the largest donations in the history of the capital campaign. The Patient Care Center, an $80 million renovation to the 53-year-old hospital, opened in 2006 following two years of construction.

“We are extremely grateful for this generous gift,” said Rick Wright, CEO of Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. “It harkens back to the philanthropic spirit and partnership with physicians and the community that built this community hospital in 1955 and emphasizes the ongoing importance of philanthropy to our hospital.”

Dr. Jerome Hines, president of Illinois Heart and Vascular, said the donation fulfills Illinois Heart and Vascular’s mission of providing its patients excellent care in a compassionate and supportive environment. The organization has a 50-year history and includes 27 physicians.

“The hospital is an important part of our mission,” Hines said. “A stronger partnership with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital will help us take care of our patients.”

Dan Pancake, board chairman emeritus of La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation, said he hopes news of the donation will encourage other vendors, physicians and members of the medical community to invest in the hospital.

“We provide these doctors with a place to practice and they represent a wonderful asset in our community,” Pancake said of Illinois Heart and Vascular.

Beth Leuck, executive director of La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation, noted that the gift “strengthens our partnership with Illinois Heart and Vascular.”