West Pavilion Update -July 2013
Now that the new West Pavilion is fully operational and occupied and we can see with our own eyes what Values. Vision. Innovation: The Campaign for Little Company of Mary Hospital has been promising, I want to turn our gaze outward, toward the community that is so vital to our campaign and so intrinsic to our hospital's mission.
To date, Values. Vision, Innovation: has raised more than $11.1 million toward our $12.5-million goal. Gifts have come from individual community members, employees, staff physicians, and local companies and institutions. Many donors have a personal connection to the hospital; others simply support the Sisters and their mission to serve the people of Southwest Chicagoland. All of us are united by the shared belief that together, we build a stronger community through our mission-driven quality healthcare. Through our support of Little Company of Mary, we help create a viable local hospital for this generation and the next; we bolster an organization whose history is interwoven with our own; and we make a long-term investment in the future of our community.
As one of the area's largest employers, Little Company of Mary sustains 2,200 full-and part-time employees. What's more, many of these employees live in the communities surrounding the hospital. Each year, Little Company of Mary spends millions of dollars on equipment and construction, medical and housekeeping supplies, employee education, printing, maintenance, insurance, and food services and utilities. Whenever possible, these goods and services are purchased from local business partners.
As a local business owener, I have a keen understanding of the importance of strong, economically viable, community institutions, and I recognize just how interconnected the future of Little Company of Mary is to the future of Southwest Chicagoland. That is why my involvement with the Campaign extends beyond the personal. My company, United States Brass and Copper, was a proud lead sponsor of the 2013 Beverly Breast Cancer Walk. I invite other business owners to evaluate giving opportunities with Little Company of Mary and invest in the future of our families and neighborhoods.
If you have not yet visited the West Pavilion, I invite you to come for a scheduled tour, or watch a six-minute documentary about the West Pavilion at www.lcmh.org.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Marketing Director, Kelly Cusack, at 708.229.5049 or kcusack@LCMH.org.
We look forward to all that lies ahead for Little Company of Mary Hospital as we continue to serve our community.
Chairman, Foundation Board