Event Snapshots: In Good Health

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    1. Vintage-inspired décor for the First Class Lounge. 

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    2. True Cuisine Catering staff serving bites to the First Class guests. 

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    3. Maureen Bryant, president of Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, giving remarks with long-time Board Member Bill Flesch looking on. 

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    4. A modern twist on a first class airline meal presented to guests in the Cancer Treatment Center. 

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    5. Guest Roger Harris.

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    6. Erica Harmon, project manager of construction at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, gathers a group for a tour. 

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    7. Sara Tidwell, RNC, demonstrates life-saving skills for guest Teresa Harbaugh in one of the simulation units. 

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    8. Dr. Bill Reda, neonatal site director, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, teaching resuscitation skills to guest Scott Harbaugh. 

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    9. Guests Bill and Rae Cunningham.

In the age of health care mergers, many hospitals are tasked with the responsibility to reintroduce themselves to a crowded market. Delnor Hospital in Geneva decided to do so with a memorable social event, inviting current, past, and prospective supporters to the hospital, which recently joined forces with Northwestern Medicine. Owner/Planner of Perfectly Planned Events Mindy Loughead designed a retro airline travel theme to accomplish the mission. “Come Fly Away with Us” allowed guests to see the property in a unique, behind-the-scenes experience.

Custom travel itineraries were created, along with boarding passes to various activities, including a look at the newly built Cancer Treatment Center, a lesson in Diagnostic Imaging, the ability to participate in an infant delivery and adult cardiac arrest scenario in a Simulation Training Lab, and participation in a training simulator for the daVinci Robotics surgery system.  

Afterwards, guests moved to their seat in First Class for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails provided by True Cuisine, entertainment from the Rat Pack Entertainment and remarks from various personnel with the hospital. Other suppliers included décor from SBR Events Group, floral from Elizabeth Wray Design and print materials from Affinity Creative.

Members of The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) placed their bets for a good cause this summer at the 11th annual Pony Up for the Kids fundraiser event, held at Arlington International Racecourse. Proceeds went directly into a fund for the IHLA Educational Foundation Scholarship program, which provides financial assistance to local students pursuing degrees in hospitality. (See the latest winners on page 45.) To date, the program has awarded $400,000 to deserving students. Guests were able to enjoy the racecourse’s private Beverly D.

 

The work of Bob Doepel and his staff at Chicago Scenic Studios speaks for itself, having produced some of the most iconic sets for museums, TV and film and corporate events.

 

Meeting planners have more options than ever outside the city.