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Causes: Health

Mission: To embrace the mission of advocate health care (a not-for-profit family of hospitals and caregivers), cultivate philanthropic partnerships, and increase charitable support of advocate health care's clinical, education and research programs.

Programs: General and clinical support donor gifts were used to support clinical programs by reimbursing operating expenses and by providing capital expenditures for equipment and facilities renovation and construction. Programs for special needs patients support included an adult down syndrome clinic, dental care for the disabled, childhood sexual trauma therapy, older adult services, pediatric development evaluations and treatments, and neonatal bereavement counseling. Clinic programs were enhanced through capital purchases such as equipping emergency rooms, renovations of surgical suites, expansions of cardiac and cancer care center, diagnostic imaging equipment, and remodeling of neonatal intensive care units. Community outreach programs supported by gifts included school-based health clinics, dental programs for special needs populations, faith community partnerships including parish nursing, childhood immunizations, child development education, safety programs, patient family support, addiction counseling, health communication for the deaf, and asthma management.

scholarships and education programs donor gifts were used to support education of medical students, residents and fellows, continuing education of medical staff physicians, pastoral care (hospital chaplain) education, administrative fellowships, accrediation training for paramedics, fellowships in health care administration, a nursing residency, and continuing education of advocate and community caregivers especially nurses and clinical technicians. Medical libraries and clinical education learning centers were enhanced by donor gifts. The system educated about 1,400 medical students, about 600 medical residents and fellows, about 100 pastoral care students, and more than 10,000 nurses and other caregivers. Scholarships are provided for continuing education of employees and to students in high school and college interested in health care occupations.

medical research donor gifts were used to support both basic research in pediatric oncology and clinical research in the areas of adult oncology, cardiology, addiction medicine, renal disease, neonatal care, emergency medicine, nursing clinical procedures, and pediatric oncology. Form 990, part iii - program service, line 4d other program services small gifts are made to unrelated 501 (c)(3) charities as memorial gifts for deceased members of families of donors and advocate associates. Also included are the tax deductible portion of tickets to events sponsored by related 501 (c)(3) charities which donate to advocate programs.

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