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Leader, Patient, Donor

How a local man is connected to NCH in more ways than one

Market President at BMO Harris Bank, Jack Lloyd was raised in the northwest suburbs, and his family has depended on Northwest Community Hospital's services since it opened in 1959.

While Jack was building his 30-year career in banking, he traveled for business and lived in places throughout the U.S. with his wife, Linda, and their four children. A few years ago, the Lloyds returned to this community, and the family settled in Palatine. Jack soon became a trustee of the NCH Foundation and now chairs its Board of Trustees. "It seemed natural to support the community hospital I've always known and loved. Now that I'm back, it feels right to be involved with NCH," he says.

Although Jack says his family has always received attentive care at NCH, as chairman of the Foundation Board, he's learned more about the people behind the care. "All the staff members I've met are incredibly talented and dedicated to their work," he says. Just last year, Jack had an opportunity to experience the talent and dedication of one physician firsthand, orthopedic surgeon Phillip Ludkowski, MD.

To fix Jack's hip joint—first injured in college football and deteriorating with age—Dr. Ludkowski recommended a total joint replacement. Jack's surgery and recovery process went amazingly well throughout the continuum of NCH care. He learned firsthand about the benefits of spacious private rooms in the new South Pavilion, the expertise of the Home Care staff and the Outpatient Rehabilitation services available at the Wellness Center. But what blew him away the most was being able to play (and walk) 18 holes of golf by the end of April, after undergoing surgery in mid-March. He even won the Inverness Country Club's Class A Championship in July.

Motivated by his devotion to NCH and confidence in its care, Jack became not only a Foundation leader and grateful patient, but also a generous donor. In addition to making current gifts, he recently made a bequest to Northwest Community. "A bequest to NCH is a wonderful way to invest in the future of the Hospital and the health of the community," he says. It also offers a means of making a more significant commitment than might be possible while the donor still has family obligations.

"After a long history of service at Northwest Community, I have nothing but admiration and respect for its caregivers and for the organization as a whole," Jack says.

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Last Updated 04/10/2009