Presence Health

Our Stories

Doris Buttel Long-time donor Doris Buttel is a retired nurse with a big heart. Over the years she has contributed more than $325,000 to PLC’s Presence Saint Joseph Center in Freeport. Thanks to Doris, the residents now enjoy lift chairs and guest sitting chairs in every room, newly renovated dining room, new heating and cooling system for the chapel, and updated private rooms in the Oceanview rehab unit.    


nancy%20and%20george%20lewisNancy Lewis made a significant gift to Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago in gratitude for the care her husband, George, received during his illness with cancer. "When the opportunity came to support the Cancer Center at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, it just felt like the right thing to do," she said. "When I give, I choose places I feel are going to do the most good and make the most impact."

Joan Ames San Diego resident Joan Ames was traveling to London when she experienced a medical emergency mid-flight. After landing at O’Hare, she was taken directly to Presence Resurrection Medical Center. During her eight-day stay, she said the nurses took wonderful care of her. Joan and her husband, Bill, made a $10,000 gift to thank the nurses. “If I ever need surgery again, I will fly back to Chicago to get my care at PRMC.”

Jim HeinsGrateful patient Jim Heins, a retired economics professor from the University of Illinois, donated $200,000 to Presence Covenant Medical Center. This gift will help place emergency room patients suffering from mental illness into shelters. Jim has endowed the Heins Family CRC Fund to help these patients take a big step towards treatment – a roof over their heads.

Dr. James SullivanDr. James Sullivan pledged $20,000 for the Presence Center for Advanced Care at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago where he has specialized in infectious diseases for 25 years. He sees 500 HIV patients annually, including those at our clinic for low-income patients.

Dr Dan StreitzDr. Daniel Streitz and Dr. Stephanie Streitz have pledged $25,000 to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center designated for the Emergency Department renovation. Dan Streitz, a dentist, is a member of the PSJMC Foundation Board as well as the golf committee. Stephanie Streitz is a veterinarian.

Make a difference.

When you make a gift to Presence Health, you are making an investment in the health and well-being of your community. Not only does your gift help ensure that individuals across Illinois receive high-quality, accessible care, but it also helps advance the transformation of health care that Presence Health aspires to lead.

There are many opportunities to support Presence Health in ways that allow you to make a difference with a community, a population, a senior living facility or a hospital that is close to your heart.

Your gift may support vital programs outside the walls of the hospital that keep people healthy as well as the work inside our facilities that help make people well.  You may designate your gift to capital improvements, cancer care and local health programs that are vital to the health and wellness of our communities.

 

Acknowledge good care.

Making a gift is an excellent way to thank a favorite physician, nurse or caregiver. You may also honor or remember a loved one with your gift.

You may be motivated to give to:

  • Express gratitude for exceptional care
  • Honor someone special
  • Ensure that you and your neighbors receive compassionate care close to home
  • Support vital community programs
  • Ensure that people are treated at the right place and at the right time
  • Help patients get the care they need regardless of their ability to pay
  • Keep Catholic health care strong in Illinois.