"The Baby Hospital"
As you open this edition of Envision, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself as the incoming Chairman of the Little Company of Mary Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. As a native of Tinley Park, my family has been associated with Little Company of Mary Hospital and the work of the LCM Sisters for more than 60 years. I am proud to be serving on the Foundation Board and advancing our mission and heritage of faith-based healthcare to the community. I look forward to meeting you in person at one of our upcoming events, hearing your stories of how Little Company has impacted your life, thanking you for your support and receiving your feedback on how the LCMH Foundation can better serve our community.
From the 1940’s to the late 1970’s, Little Company of Mary Hospital was known throughout Chicagoland as “the Baby Hospital.” This reputation was well-earned with over 225,000 births. In this issue of Envision, we go behind the scenes to discover more about the encompassing services provided by our Family Birth Center clinical team, the critical care services offered by our Neonatal Special Care Unit and why Little Company of Mary Hospital retains its reputation as the premiere provider of delivery services for mothers-to-be. Little Company of Mary employees take seriously our mission of serving the needs of our community and show their commitment to service by their participation in the annual Employee Giving Campaign. In this issue, we’ll get a glimpse of what motivates them to give back – and why it is so important to renew that commitment every year. And our community, too, continues to give back and support our mission and the patients entrusted to our care. Our fundraising spotlight focuses on the extraordinary accomplishments of the Pink Pajama Party and the resources raised to support the needs of our female patients undergoing treatment for cancer and fighting serious illness. Indeed, we are proud of our rich heritage and our mission of providing excellent Catholic healthcare to our community and beyond. You are remembered daily in the prayers of our LCM Sisters for your unfailing generosity and support. On behalf the LCMH Foundation Board of Directors and staff, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas and a peace-filled new year 2016.
Christopher J. Vandenberg
Chairman, LCMH Foundation Board of Directors