STEPHENS FAMILY CLINICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
The generous lead gift from VISION 2020 campaign chairs and community leaders Rick and Jeanene Stephens will establish the Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute at Carle.
The Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute—which will be known for its groundbreaking research, education and clinical trials—will create a culture of excellence and innovation that will attract leading physician scientists who want to apply their talents to outcomes-oriented research and discovery. VISION 2020 is a vital $35-million campaign aimed at transforming and improving healthcare for the nearly 1.5 million people living in Carle’s extended service region.
Every part of this important effort puts the patient first. “I’m so excited because of the real difference this campaign can make for people struggling with cancer, diabetes, heart issues and neurological disorders,” Jeanene Stephens said.
“Patients will benefit from both the exceptional care Carle already provides and the breakthroughs from new research.”
Rick Stephens added, “I think there are moments when you just really have to decide, ‘Is it important to me to have world-class care in my community for the people I know and love? Is it important to solve the problems that no one else is solving and to explore new solutions to global medical issues?’
“For us, the answer is yes, unquestionably.”
The new institute will complement Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s efforts to lead the charge on medical innovation. Using a “bench-to-bedside approach,” the Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute will focus on research that impacts patients quickly and effectively.
“The focus of our campaign is to spur medical innovation and enhance compassionate care,” said Lyn Jones, Carle Center for Philanthropy vice president. “The Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute will support, nurture, test and apply new discoveries that address today’s critical healthcare challenges.”
The Elizabeth C. Hosick Rehabilitation Center
Coming Summer 2017
Elizabeth Hosick, MD, considers herself fortunate. When she completed her medical degree, she searched for a college with a library and an opening for an anesthesiologist. She found Carle.
"When I started my career, there weren't many women in the same field," she says. "Carle was very good to women. I practiced here for 25 years before retiring in 2002."
When a dear friend of hers was hospitalized at Carle and required physical rehabilitation, Dr. Hosick knew she had to do something for Carle, not only in gratitude for 25 years of employment but also in response to a need she witnessed firsthand.
"The rehab staff at Carle was amazing but they just didn't have the space or equipment they needed," she observed. In 2012, she made a major commitment to Carle to help renovate and expand the hospital's rehabilitation space.
The Elizabeth C. Hosick Rehabilitation Center, scheduled to be complete in 2017, will carry on Dr. Hosick's legacy and continue to serve patients for years to come. It will include more square footage, all private patient rooms, a low-distraction gym and an upgraded patient/family waiting area.
The Dr. Eugene Greenberg Digestive Health Institute
In 1968, Carle welcomed Dr. Eugene Greenberg to its Gastroenterology Department. Since then, he has done a great deal to further our understanding of gastrointestinal disease, with particular emphasis on inflammatory bowel disorder and Crohn's disease.
For more than 45 years, Dr. Greenberg has dedicated his distinguished career to helping those who suffer from digestive issues. He has spent tireless hours bringing cutting-edge treatment options to the region and advancing the understanding of digestive ailments through ongoing research.
To honor Dr. Greenberg's distinguished career, his family has made a $1 million gift to establish the Dr. Eugene Greenberg Digestive Health Institute.
"My father's dedication to his patients and the future of healthcare is simply inspiring," says Michael Greenberg, a spokesman for the family. "We grew up admiring the man who would do whatever was necessary to care for his patients and make their life better."
The Dr. Eugene Greenberg Digestive Health Institute will be a world-class institute dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of digestive issues. The gift from the Greenberg family will support the clinical care, research and education at the newly named Institute.