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John and Carol Walter Center for Urological Health

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The Walter Center Philosophy

To cure the patient, not just the disease; to restore the person, not just the patient; to preserve dignity and quality of life for patients and families; to join knowledge with understanding, expertise with empathy and recovery with compassion.

~Statement of Philosophy, John and Carol Walter Center for Urological Health

John and Carol Walter

Personalized Care

A charitable gift totaling $5 million from John and Carol Walter helps begin the journey of providing medical innovation and improved health to urological care.

The John and Carol Walter Center for Urological Health is a 6,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility offering patients and their families the very best care experience, provided by world class clinicians supported with leading edge researchers.

The Walter Center - founded on the philosophy that patients thrive where they have access to team-based care and when they can understand their treatment options and chart their outcomes - will offer a "one stop" personalized approach and specialized urological care to patients.

personalized care

Clinical Advantage

NorthShore has brought together world-class clinicians and outstanding scientists who are focused on patient-centered research. The combination of NorthShore's focus on the individual patient with scientific innovation is what helped drive John and Carol Walter's decision to make this transformational gift to establish a dedicated Center for Urological Health.

The clinical and research expertise offered at NorthShore will foster growth and innovation of this Center. NorthShore has consistently been recognized by the Thomas Reuters industry group as among the Top 100 Hospitals nationally. Most recently, in a survey of 5,000 hospitals nationwide, NorthShore was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as being among the top 140 hospitals in the nation across 11 specialties. Its urology program was included in this specialty grouping as among the best in the nation.

Clinical Advantage

Medical Leadership

At its core, the John and Carol Walter Center for Urological Health boasts inspired clinical leadership, outstanding research collaboration and patient-centered treatment goals designed to provide innovative urological care. Founding physicians, Charles Brendler, MD and Michael McGuire, MD have hand picked a research team to uniquely resource this innovative center.

The breadth of expertise and knowledge in prostate and urological cancer of the Walter Center's Co-Medical Directors will support the entire discipline of urology for both men and women - from education to advanced research - in a patient-friendly environment designed to be informative, reassuring and supportive.

Medical & Scientific Leadership

Support the Program

Bringing innovation to any field can be a costly process with advanced medical care among the most capital intensive. Additional philanthropic funding is needed to further support and extend programmatic priorities.

Making a gift to help launch these key programmatic, patient-focused areas will help strengthen the personally meaningful, inclusive and research-focused patient experience expressed by the John and Carol Walter Center for Urological Health.

The following philanthropic priorities have been identified:

  • Neural Stem Cell-bio-adhesive Cancer Therapy
  • Web-Based Patient Educational Materials
  • Community Outreach Program
  • Clinical Outcomes Research and Quality of Life Studies
  • Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Clinical Study
  • Pilot Fund for Urological Oncology Research

Your help with be especially crucial during the start-up phase of the Walter Center's new clinical programs. Learn how your support can make a difference.

Support the Program