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William W. Wirtz Allocates $19.5 Million to Northwestern Memorial for Cancer Care and Research
Date:5/27/2009

ations including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

In recognition of William W. Wirtz's generosity, Northwestern Memorial formed this pivotal oncology fund in his honor. The William W. Wirtz Cancer Innovation Fund will support efforts to enhance patient access to a wide range of essential services for individuals with cancer; recruit leading physicians and physician-scientists specializing in cancer research and treatment; and allow Northwestern Memorial to remain at the vanguard of emerging technologies.

"We are grateful to Mr. Wirtz for his profound generosity," said Dean M. Harrison, president and chief executive officer of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. "His gift, coupled with the vision of his family, will play an important and lasting role in helping to identify and develop novel new therapies and advance the care we provide to patients living with cancer."

The family further added, "Our father cared deeply about those who were stricken with cancer. We are proud and honored to carry on his wishes by being a part of this most worthy cause."

About Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the country's premier academic medical centers and is the primary teaching hospital of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Along with its Prentice Women's Hospital and Stone Institute of Psychiatry, the hospital comprises 873 beds, 1,554 affiliated physicians and 6,747 employees. Northwestern Memorial is recognized for providing exemplary patient care and state-of-the art advancements in the areas of cardiovascular care; women's health; oncology; neurology and neurosurgery; solid organ and soft tissue transplants and orthopaedics.

Northwestern Memorial possesses nursing Magnet Status, the nation's highest recognition for patient care and nursi
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