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

ng excellence, and it is listed in 10 clinical specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2008 "America's Best Hospitals" guide. For nine years running, it has been rated among the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" guide by Working Mother magazine. The hospital is a recipient of the prestigious National Quality Health Care Award and has been chosen by Chicagoans as their "most preferred hospital" according to the National Research Corporation's annual survey for 14 years.

Statement From William W. Wirtz Children

"Our father was involved in many philanthropic endeavors during his lifetime. He has continued that legacy through an estate contribution to Northwestern Memorial Foundation and Hospital. This sizable contribution will allow them to enhance their cancer programming at this world-class medical institution.

In recognition of our father's generosity, Northwestern Memorial Foundation and Hospital has honored him with the formation of the William W. Wirtz Cancer Innovation Fund which will support continued clinical advancement and medical care in the following areas:

  • Enhance overall patient access to a wide range of essential services for individuals battling cancer;
  • Leveraging ties to the Lurie Cancer Center, catalyze significant cancer research advancements and strengthen the cancer research infrastructure;
  • Recruit talented physicians that specialize in cancer treatment and care;
  • Make important strides in cancer patient care;
  • Improve the healthcare provided to an increasing number of patients and diverse patient populations;
  • Allow Northwestern Memorial Hospital to remain in the forefront of emerging cancer technologies;
  • Assist the hospital in its endeavor to become one of the top cancer programs in the country.


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