Sherman Hospital Selected for Chicago Auto Show's 'First Look for Charity' Event

Sherman Hospital Selected for Chicago Auto Show’s ‘First Look for Charity’ Event

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Advocate Sherman Hospital has been selected as one of 18 local organizations to benefit from the Chicago Auto Show’s upcoming First Look for Charity event.

To help raise funds and celebrate Sherman Hospital’s selection, the hospital partnered with Elgin’s new Brilliance Subaru for a kick-off event Jan. 14 at the dealership, located at 1500 N. Randall Road. During the event, complimentary cocktails and appetizers were served, and attendees learned more about the Sherman Hospital Emergency Department Expansion Project, which will benefit from the funds raised during First Look for Charity on Feb. 13.

The current Emergenct Department space at Sherman Hospital was designed for 40,000 visits annually. In 2014, volume was more than 64,000. Despite challenges, patient satisfaction scores remain high, and with simple changes in the physical layout of the Emergency Department, the patient experience will further improve. The expansion project will recongifure and expand the space to accommodate eight additional patients and establish a triage alcove for ambulance patients, among other things.

Tickets for the First Look for Charity event, which will take place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 13 at McCormick Place, cost $250, with $199 of each ticket sold going toward the expansion project at Sherman Hospital. When purchasing tickets, remember to designate Sherman Hospital as the beneficiary.

First Look for Charity is the pre-opening, black-tie gala and preview event for the nation’s largest auto show, and has raised more than $36 million for local charities over the last 22 years.

A $250 ticket includes entry to the pre-gala reception and event; a chance to win a 2015 Ford Explorer or 2015 Ford Fusion; free transportation from Sherman Hospital; and a $199 tax-deductible donation to the Sherman Hospital charitable foundation.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Questions can be directed to Lawerence Synett, Sherman Hospital coordinator of public affairs and marketing, by emailing

About Advocate Sherman Hospital

Named the fifth most beautiful hospital in the U.S. by Soliant Health and built in 2009, the 255-bed Advocate Sherman Hospital features all private patient rooms, a 15-acre geothermal lake to heat and cool the facility, an advanced Emergency Department with a level II trauma center, a spacious Family Birthing Center and Special Care Nursery, a Heart & Vascular Center, a Cancer Care Center and a bright, open design to contribute to the healing process. Advocate Sherman is a certified Primary Stroke Center, Breast Center and Chest Pain Center, and also received a 2011 Silver Award from Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEX). In 2012, it achieved Magnet® nursing status – the highest national standard for nursing excellence. Advocate Sherman provides services across the whole continuum of care, including three immediate care/outpatient centers, an imaging center and a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Advocate Sherman employs more than 2,200 individuals, has more than 600 dedicated physicians on its medical staff and is part of the Advocate Health Care network. For more information, visit or call 1-800-3-Advocate.

SOURCE: Chicago Auto Show press release