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Helping Others in the Headlines

Posted by Elisabeth Mistretta, Midwest CareCenter Senior Brand Communication Specialist

Helping Others in the Headlines

As we strive to serve our patients, their families and the community at-large, we host many events that are open to the public and try to make sure to let everyone know about them. Several of these events hosted by Midwest CareCenter have made headlines online and in print over the last few months.

Recently, Midwest CareCenter was featured in several Pioneer Press publications, including the Glenview Star and the Winnetka Talk, thanks to the current art exhibit in our Atrium Gallery, Light in Dark Places. This display, which runs through the end of October on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., features the artwork of Robert Magrisso, MD, who survived a heart attack, cardiac arrest and a near-death experience. The internist, former medical director at Midwest CareCenter and self-taught artist now includes this unusual experience as inspiration for his work.

The Glenview Lantern also wrote an article late this summer about a talk given by Rev. Stan Sloan of Chicago House, who visited Midwest CareCenter to present LGBTQ: Poverty & Economic Disparity: Implications for Healthcare. His agency, Chicago House, serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage, HIV prevention, legal services, and other supportive programs.

Up next month, DePauw Magazine is slated to feature Dorothy Pitner Healy, past Midwest CareCenter President and CEO of Midwest CareCenter for more than 16 years. Dorothy is a DePauw alumna and the article will highlight that she earned Midwest CareCenter's Excellence in Care award.

And in January, Bereavement Department Team Lead Fran Nathanson will appear in an article in Chicago Health magazine that focuses on grief support.

While all of this is great for spreading the word to the community, there are so many other exciting events coming up this month alone, including an October 20 talk on The Impact of Deployment and Combat on Veterans at the End of Life and the Music-Thanatology Association International Conference October 25-27. (Did you know Midwest CareCenter is the only hospice in the area that offers music-thanatology services for dying patients?)

So while you might hear more about these in the headlines, make sure to check out what comes directly to your mailbox and your computer: our Connection newsletter; Connection Online (sign up by joining our e-mail list on the bottom right of this page) and our Facebook page. Make sure "Like" us on Facebook, and to tell your friends about our events too.

After all, you wouldn't want to miss out on something that could touch your life or help someone you love.

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