IMD Guest House Foundation Celebrates 10 Years of Service

Feb 11, 2016, 15:30 ET from Illinois Medical District (IMD) Guest House Foundation

CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Illinois Medical District (IMD) Guest House, a Chicago-based not-for-profit, celebrates 10 years of serving families with a VIP Open House on February 24th.  The event will take place at the Guest House, which offers 50 fully furnished one-bedroom apartments to patients and their families who must travel to receive medical treatment.  It is the only facility in the Chicago area that supports patients of all ages, receiving any type of treatment.

"The Guest House started out with 4 apartments in 2005," said Executive Director Michael Mayse, "and as we've grown, our core mission has remained the same: to relieve some of the stress that patients and their family members endure when they must seek medical treatment far from home."

"We are grateful to have built productive relationships with our IMD Hospital partners - Rush University Medical Center, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System," explained Board Chair Lisa Saul.  "We also deeply appreciate the partnership with the Editha House Foundation.  Thanks to these partners and other generous donors, we are proud to say that we never turn patients away for monetary reasons."  

Expected attendees include people who helped IMD Guest House Foundation throughout the last 10 years.  Mr. Mayse and the staff will welcome elected officials, civil servants, current and former Board members, leaders from IMD Partner hospitals, healthcare professionals and supporters.

In January, IMD Guest House opened 10 new apartments to begin serving military veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), receiving treatment through the Rush Center for Veterans and their Families Road Home program. Staff from the Veterans Administration and other local organizations that support veterans will attend as well.

"It feels good to serve veterans and their families because the need is so great," Mr. Mayse continued.  "Our facilities fit the requirements of the Road Home program, because our fully-furnished apartments are ideal for families receiving treatment.  We hope that IMD Guest House can be part of the process that helps veterans who are struggling re-engage in civilian life."  

Media Contact:
Adam Helman, Director of Development, IMD Guest House Foundation, (312) 996-3158 or

About Illinois Medical District (IMD) Guest House Foundation:
IMD Guest House Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in response to a critical need for affordable accommodations where family members can stay close during a difficult time. The Guest House provides temporary lodging in the form of fully furnished one bedroom apartments.  It is conveniently located within walking distance of IMD's world-class medical institutions, including Rush University Medical Center, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences Systems and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital.  It is funded through donations and receives no state or federal funding.
IMD Guest House 10th Anniversary Video

About the Road Home Program:
Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging. The Road Home Program offers care and support to veterans and their families, including caregivers. The program provides timely and confidential support, counseling and veteran health services.  It is open to all veterans, regardless of ability to pay, length or service or discharge status.


SOURCE Illinois Medical District (IMD) Guest House Foundation