OUR MISSION

The Norwegian American Hospital Foundation seeks to engage philanthropists, the corporate and foundation community, and civic leaders to help Norwegian American Hospital provide high-quality healthcare to the people of Humboldt Park and neighboring communities.

In January 2017, Elizabeth Colón was elected Chair of the Foundation Board, succeeding Adam Boris, who in 2013, led a successful initiative to reenergize the Foundation’s strategic focus, manage foundation funds and operations, and raise well over $1 million in new funds.

These investments – coupled with strong leadership, transparent governance, and operational improvements – have put Norwegian American Hospital on a new course for excellence and long-term sustainability. Over the past five years, this leadership has guided Norwegian into becoming one of the best community hospitals in Chicago, providing patients with excellent and compassionate medical care, regardless of their economic circumstances or insurance coverage.

We are grateful to our donors, community partners, and foundation and corporate sponsors for their commitment and leadership.  With their help and support, we will continue developing new, innovative ways to improve the health of the residents of Humboldt Park and the surrounding West Side neighborhoods of Chicago.

Thanks in large part to generous support from our philanthropic partners Norwegian has introduced new services and improved existing ones.

Highlights include:

  • CARE-A-VAN Launch

    The Mobile Medical Care-A-Van provides basic health screenings and immunizations to thousands of Humboldt Park/West Town school children and adults annually.

  • Pediatric Dental Van Launch

    Rolling out the hospital’s new Pediatric Dental Van meets a critical gap in community healthcare services.

  • Maternity Care

    Renovating and restructuring the hospital’s maternity unit ensures that all women and their children receive high quality pre- and post-natal care.