Providing sophisticated care with the latest technology to diagnose and treat a wide range of GI disorders is possible with generous support from donors in our community. In fact, charitable contributions support the patient care, research initiatives and medical education endeavors of NorthShore University HealthSystem's Division of Gastroenterology and help it accomplish its mission to "preserve and improve human life."

For more information about donating to the Division of Gastroenterology, please call the NorthShore Foundation at 224.364.7200 or visit their website to make an online gift.

Your Impact 

The Lifetract Foundation 

The Lifetract Foundation was founded by Brian and Frank Gelber (Gelber Group) and their respective families. The Lifetract Foundation provides funding and scholarships to several charitable institutions in the Chicago land area.

The Lifetract Foundation has been instrumental in the development and accreditation of the University of Chicago (NorthShore) Gastroenterology Fellowship Program also known as the Lifetract Gastroenterology Fellowship Program.

It is the mission of the Lifetract Foundation in partnership with NorthShore’s Division of Gastroenterology and University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine to offer a fellowship training program in Clinical Gastroenterology providing a diverse clinical experience and research in the study and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. This unique program blends the academics of a university affiliated institution with the personalized experience of a large community hospital.

The Division of Gastroenterology and NorthShore is most grateful to the Lifetract Foundation for providing us with their generous financial support and for demonstrating their faith in our ability to develop a strong and competitive fellowship program graduating future leaders in the field of Gastroenterology.

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The Simms Family 
 

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Simms and family of Park Ridge were honored for their gift of $1 million by renaming the GI Lab at Glenbrook Hospital the Simms Family GI Lab. 

The gift is helping to provide state-of-the-art services. Thanks to the Simms family, the clinical lab facility has been completely renovated.  It not only offers more space, but also includes room for more efficient high-tech diagnostic equipment, privacy and comfort for patients, and ideal working conditions for staff. Ultimately, doctors will now be able to see a greater number of patients and serve the community better because of the Simms family’s generous gift. 

"It was my own experience with Dr. Mick Meiselman that prompted us to consider endowing the GI lab," noted John Simms. “Dr. Meiselman is a great diagnostician who always has the patient’s best interest in mind. He doesn’t settle for quick fixes,” he added. “I felt that I had been fortunate and think it is important to share resources and support the best people and institutions."

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