Kane County Chronicle, p5A
March 16, 2004
Delnor receives historic $1M donation
Community Health Care Foundation. aren't even aware they have it." Cardiovascular disease
The donation is the largest single Collins said screenings and ad-
Money will be used � The disease is the leading cause of
contribution by a family or individual vanced testing might have saved the
for cardiac care in Delnor-Community Hospital's his- lives of her family members. death in the United States.
tory. Her parents helped found Delnor "It's my family's sincere hope that � One million people die each year.
expansion Hospital in St. Charles in 1940. our donation will not only support cur-
"We're very grateful for this incredi- rent enhancements to heart care, but placement," Livermore said.
ble donation that will help so many will also help to lay the foundation for Joanne Hansen, chairperson of
By DAN CHANZIT local residents live longer, more pro- the future expansion of the hospital's Delnor-Community Health Care
Kane County Chronicle ductive lives," Delnor President and cardiac program," she said. Foundation's Board of Directors, said
CEO Craig Livermore said. Last year, Delnor opened a cardiac Collins' gift will have an immediate
GENEVA � For Joann Collins, bat- Cardiovascular disease is the lead- catheterization laboratory next to the and positive impact.
tling cardiac disease is personal. ing cause of death in the United States, hospital's new emergency department "We are most grateful," Hansen
A family history of heart problems killing nearly 1 million people each and Level II trauma center. said. "I'm sure others in the Tri-Cities
has taken her father, a brother and her year, hospital officials said. "Since the new cash lab opened, we also understand the importance of
husband. "What's more, over 64 million have already saved the lives of several pa- continuing to expand and enhance car-
That is what prompted her to make Americans are living with some form of tients with serious heart problems who diac services at Delnor and will wish to
a $1 million donation to the Delnor- the disease," Livermore said. "Many needed immediate angioplasty or stent contribute to it, as well."
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