September 23, 2020
Photo courtesy of: Megan Chaffin Location Photography.
Stunning Homes. Life Saving Impact.
North Shore Cooks' Tour is a project of The Auxiliary of the Woman's Board of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. The Auxiliary and the Woman's Board* support the Medical Center's outstanding patient care, research and community outreach initiatives in the diverse communities that it serves.
For over forty-five years, some of the most distinctive North Shore homes have generously opened their doors to benefit the work of Rush University Medical Center.
Cooks' Tour is organized each September by the Auxiliary of the Woman's Board of Rush University Medical Center. The event is much anticipated as the "perfect day out" for women throughout Chicago and the North Shore. Guests will enjoy an intimate tour of each of the homes and a wonderful luncheon hosted in the Garden Room at the Winnetka Community House. In addition, guests can delight in the purchase of raffle tickets for coveted prizes, and various home related goods.
The women of the board continue a proud tradition with their ongoing efforts to support the work of Rush University Medical Center. All proceeds from the Cooks' Tour 2020 will support The Woman's Board Transformation Fund for Rush University Cancer Center.
* For more information about the Woman's Board of Rush University Medical Center, visit:
The Woman's Board Transformation Fund for Rush University Cancer Center
All proceeds from the Cooks' Tour 2020 will support The Woman's Board Transformation Fund.
Few experiences are more life-altering than a cancer diagnosis. Our nation’s cancer
patients shouldn’t also face increasingly long times to first treatment – 29 days on
average – and struggle to navigate the complexity of care. Rush University Cancer
Center has assembled a team to study these complexities and establish protocols that
transform the patient experience. Their work aims to reduce patients’ time to first
treatment, ensure each patient has “the perfect visit” and create value and reduce cost
of care. This year the Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical center will support
this critical need to study and pilot new models of care delivery. Together, we will create
the type of experience every cancer patient deserves: coordinated, cost-effective and
The Rush University Cancer Center has assembled a team to study and establish protocols that will redefine the cancer patient experience at Rush and beyond. With support from the Woman’s Board Transformation Fund, this team at Rush will review, improve and standardize processes, from the time a patient is first diagnosed to the time they finish treatment. Ultimately, they aim to:
Reduce the time to first treatment
Ensure each patient has “the perfect visit”
Create value and reduce cost of care for our patients
Even as Rush scales up and expands its services to meet a growing need for highly specialized cancer services in the Chicago area, Woman’s Board funding will provide flexible resources to pilot and study new models of care delivery, support project teams, expand the use of data analytics, and procure new tools and technology.
With Woman’s Board support, clinicians and researchers at Rush will set a new standard for cancer care, radically improving the way patients and families experience treatment and interactions spanning the entire continuum of care.
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