As part of its continuing philanthropic efforts, IIBEC-Chicago made a donation of $560.00 to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. A portion of the registration fees from IIBEC-Chicago’s Fall Meeting and Holiday Social, held on November 20, 2019, was collected and donated to Lurie Children’s. On January 31, 2020, IIBEC-Chicago chapter members visited the hospital for a brief tour and presentation of the check in front of the beautiful Crown Sky Garden space. Located on the hospital’s 11th floor, this space includes light, sound, water and wood elements to create a calming effect. Replicating an outdoor garden, the garden’s two-story windows also frame a great view of the city. As part of evidence-based design features intended to improve care for children, the Crown Sky Garden is always open for patients and families to relax and seek respite.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is consistently regarded as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals. Lurie Children’s provides superior pediatric care in a state-of-the-art hospital that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research, and family-friendly design. Located in downtown Chicago on the campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic support to care for more than 173,000 children each year. Learn more at www.luriechildrens.org. IIBEC-Chicago is proud to support Lurie Children’s and hopes to continue with these efforts.