Staff from the radiation oncology department at Rush University Medical Center recently volunteered at the Illinois Medical District Guest House.
IMD Guest House provides the comforts of home and the care of community to outpatients and the families of patients who must seek treatment away from home through convenient and affordable temporary lodging. IMD Guest House seeks to ease the burden of caring for a hospitalized loved one by offering clean, safe, affordable accommodations to patient families and outpatients.
The Guest House is located in Chicago’s Illinois Medical District, the nation’s largest concentration of health care institutions that attracts patients from all over the world, and is conveniently located within walking distance of the IMD’s world-class medical institutions, including Rush University Medical Center, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences Systems and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.
During their visit to the IMD Guest House, Rush team members served dinner and played games with guests staying at the facility. With 45% of the patients staying at the Guest House undergoing treatment for cancer, the volunteers were excited to help entertain and provide a night of fun for cancer patients in their community.
Photo caption: Sara Ruesewald, Lead Nurse, Robert Stines, RN, Karen Frazier-Lloyd, RN, Bianca Tobar, Administrative Assistant, Jacqueline Mendoza, Administrative Assistant, Monica Albeck, Therapist, Colleen Savory, Site Administrator, volunteer at the IMD Guest House.