Loyola’s Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Receives $10M Donation From Namesake Foundation

Shia Kapos of Crain’s Chicago Business reported on December 30, 2013, that Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park will receive a $10 million gift from the Gottleib Memorial Foundation, which is headed by Jack Weinberg. Gottlieb was acquired by Maywood-based Loyola University Health System in 2008. Kapos writes:

Sheila and Jack Weinberg
L – R: Sallie Hazelrigg, VP of Development, Loyola University Health System; Sheila and Jack Weinberg; Lori Price, President, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital; and Larry Goldberg, President and CEO (Photo and Caption by Loyola University Health System).

The gift will be used to improve inpatient and intensive-care units and to upgrade the hospital’s cancer center, which bears the name of Mr. Weinberg’s late mother, Marjorie Gottlieb Weinberg.

“The Gottliebs believed greatly in their vision of ministering to their fellow man and made it their mission to invest in the development and growth of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital,” hospital President Lori Price said in a release announcing the gift. “David and Dorothy continued to share their success with the community long after Gottlieb accepted its first patient, and that vision lives on through their extended family.”

Mr. Weinberg, who is chairman of the foundation, said the remodeled ICU would be named for his late uncle, Alvin Gottlieb. (The foundation is separate from Mr. Weinberg’s family foundation.)

“My grandfather built two synagogues, one reform and one conservative, and my uncle spent more than five decades making Gottlieb Memorial Hospital what it is today,” Mr. Weinberg said. “Now, through our affiliation with Loyola, we truly have a place for everyone in our community.” VFP

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