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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dad or Alive: Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad

If I'd picked up anything from the men in my life, uncles, and married peers, it was 'don't mess with pregnant women.' - Adrian Kulp
Photo Courtesy of DadOrAlive.com
Days after his wife delivered their first child, Adrian Kulp lost his job in the high-octane entertainment industry. With the family's income cut in half, Kulp had to take on the most challenging role of his life: stay-at-home dad. He found that no memoir or parenting book offered the raw, unedited and often hilarious truth of raising children- so he decided to write it himself.

now the executive-turned-diaper-changer shares his laugh-out-loud confessions, observations, and (mis)adventures in DAD OR ALIVE: Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad.

When he learned he was about to become a father, Adrian Kulp was essentially a teenage boy trapped in the body of a thirty-two-year-old high -powered executive. He quickly got rid of his Phillies memorabilia, packed up his GI Joes, and helped convert their guest bedroom from man cave to nursery... during game 5 of the World Series. Good-bye, sticky beer cozy. Hello, Diaper Genie.

Based on his mercilessly funny and brutally honest blog of the same name, DAD OR ALIVE is the hilarious story of one man's journey from bringing home the bacon to frying it-- along with cleaning the crib, playing dress up with his daughter, and discovering the existence of sidewalk stroller rage.

About the Author:
Adrian Kulp worked as a comedy booking agent for CBS late night television, executive at Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, and Vice President of Development at Chelsea Handler's Borderline Amazing Productions. He lives in Maryland with his wife and two kids, Ava and Charlie. You can read more about him at his website DadOrAlive.com

Monday, June 24, 2013

Dr. Donnelly is the 2013 APGA Honorary Life Member Award winner


THE MORTON ARBORETUM PRESIDENT AND CEO GERRY DONNELLY RECEIVES TOP HONOR FROM PROFESSIONAL GARDEN ASSOCIATION

Dr. Gerard T. Donnelly, President and CEO of The Morton Arboretum, is the 2013 recipient of the most prestigious honor conferred by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA). The Honorary Life Member Award recognizes his ongoing leadership roles in furthering the mission of the public garden realm, meritorious service to the association, and uncommon devotion to the field of public horticulture. APGA is the premier professional organization for public gardens in North America. 
As President and CEO of The Morton Arboretum, the leading arboretum or tree-focused public garden in the world, Donnelly has led the institution in substantial growth since taking on his position in 1990. He has advanced programs in collections, education, science and conservation at the 1,700-acre site, located 25 miles west of Chicago. He has also led regional, national and international collaborations.

Under Donnelly’s direction, the organization has been accredited both as an arboretum and a museum. He oversaw a major site redevelopment featuring a Children’s Garden, Maze Garden, enhanced Visitor Center, new main entrance, environmentally-friendly parking lot and restoration of Meadow Lake. These improvements increased public awareness of and engaged more people in the Arboretum’s mission to save and plant trees.

Donnelly also has leadership roles in current and future initiatives with the Directors of Large Gardens group, the ArbNet professional network of arboreta, the Global Trees Campaign in partnership with Botanic Gardens Conservation International and the International Association of Botanic Gardens.

Donnelly served as president of APGA in 1997-1999, hosted its annual conference in Chicago in 2005 and received the APGA Service Award in 2008.  

Trained as a botanist and forest ecologist, he earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

About The Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized outdoor tree museum on 1,700 acres. Plant collections, scientific research and education programs support the mission to plant and conserve trees and other plants for a greener, healthier and more beautiful world. Designed with natural landscapes, the grounds include the award-winning, four-acre interactive Children’s Garden, the one-acre Maze Garden, plus specialty gardens, 16 miles of trails and nine miles of roads. Visitor experiences include the open-air tram ride, guided walks, Arbor Day celebrations, concerts, art shows, Fall Color Festival, and special exhibits. The Arboretum welcomes more than 800,000 visitors annually and serves more than 35,600 members. Located 25 miles west of Chicago in Lisle, Illinois, the Arboretum is open daily 7 a.m. until sunset. Learn more at mortonarb.org.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement

For millions of students (and their parents), the college application process has become an extraordinarily competitive and highly stressful playing field - but beyond the grades and the standardized test, it's the personal essay section of the application that strike fear in the hearts off most students.


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Knowing that so much is riding on a memorable personal statement can make the process of writing one seem like an overwhelming task for a young college applicant, but veteran college essay coach Alan Gelb takes the intimidation out of the process. Gelb teaches students  to identify an engaging topic and use creative writing techniques to compose a vivid statement that will reflect their individuality, meet the new Common Application essay prompts, and capture the attention of any college admission dean.

A top-seller in the College Prep category, Gelb's Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps is widely valued for its streamlined techniques and solid advice. Tens of thousands of students, parents, counselors, and teachers have turned to the book for its clear explanation of what makes a personal essay shine, In fact, so many writing teachers use the book as a classroom resource that the author now features a free Teacher's Guide on his site to make the book even more teacher-friendly.

the essay is the one part of the process that provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to share who they are and what opportunity to share who they really are and what makes them special. With Gelb's step-by-step guidance, students come away with an original, authentic college application essay that only helps them to stand out in the admissions process, but also prepares them to write better papers throughout their academic career.

For more information, visit www.conqueringthecollegeessay.com

Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement is available July 2013.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Zutano: Clothes as Unique as Your Baby

Photo courtesy of Zutano | www.zutano.com
Looking for a collection of baby & toddler apparel that is unique? Well, look no further. The Zutano Fall 2013 print lineup is full of bright, colorful, conversational prints that invite a happy optimism into the everyday. This season they want to celebrate all the "super" things children bring into life. All designs have the playful and curious child in mind.

Their newest collection is sure to deliver a few surprises and contagious smiles. From footies, to kimonos; dresses and body suits, they have a collection that is perfect for any shopper.

Fall 2013 Highlights include:

New Prints and Colors

  • 7 NEW prints in the Layette program, 14 in Baby and 10 in Toddler
  • 3 NEW Cozie colors
Expanded Sizing
  • Layette (NB, 3m, 6m, 9m) in select body styles
  • Baby (6m, 12m, 18m, 24m) in more playful active styles
  • Toddler (2T, 3T, 4T) for that independent youngster
Hip Styles
  • A Princess Dress in Layette & Baby
  • A super cute Ruffle Cardigan in Baby
  • Easy Waterfall Cardigan in Toddler
  • The extra smart Wesleyan Pullover in Toddler
Just visit www.zutano.com to check out the easiest and fastest way to place your orders online!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Let Them Be Eaten By Bears: A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids Into the Great Outdoors

Photo courtesy of Peter Brown Hoffmeister 
What parent doesn't want their kid to get outside more and enjoy the great outdoors? Peter Hoffmeister is the co-founder and director of an acclaimed integrated outdoor program - a thematic and comprehensive literature and outdoor pursuits program for high school students and LET THEM BE EATEN BY BEARS: A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids Into the Great Outdoors is his inspiring guide to getting kids outdoors.

Drawing from his personal and professional background as an educator, guide, writer, and father, Hoffmeister reminds readers of the adventurous pleasure of being in nature. With rising childhood obesity, ADHD, and technological addiction, this book has never been timelier.

LET THEM BE EATEN BY BEARS teaches why kids need nature in their lives, how to begin and continue going on adventures with them, and how to enjoy the process along the way. Hoffmeister shows how crucial the return to nature is in a country increasingly alarmed by health problems with an approachable, fun reintroduction to hiking, camping, and exploring, LET THEM BE EATEN BY BEARS marries the maifesto to the handbook.

Hoffmeister has ten years of experience guiding hundreds of young people on rock climbing trips, rafting trips, map and compass courses, in caves and on backpacking trips, and this book will teach others to do the same. It will help adults - from homebody parents to high school teachers to survival course instructors - feel empowered and capable. This is a book about fun verses fear in the natural world, leaving behind cell phones, getting dirty, and reading and integrating literature that will inspire kids to get outside.

About the Author:
Peter Hoffmeister is a veteran rafting, climbing, and orienteering guide, a writer for Huffinton Post, Climbing Magazine, Rock and Ice Magazine, Gripped Magazine, among others.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Despicable Me 2! Funny, Family-Friendly Movie Coming Soon!


Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster, Despicable Me, delighted audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history.  

In Summer 2013, get ready for more minion madness in Despicable Me 2.  Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions...and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.

DESPICABLE ME 2 – JULY 3 
Official Website: www.despicable.me
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DespicableMe
Twitter: www.twitter.com/DespicableMe 
Google: https://plus.google.com/110677721563930903522
YouTube: www.youtube.com/despicablememovie

Friday, June 14, 2013

Introducing Odwalla's New Bars for Kids Line!



Odwalla is introducing a new line of food bars with organic whole grains made specifically for kids! 

Each bar contains 11 to 12 grams of organic whole-grains. That's equal to about 25 percent of the whole grains needed as recommended by the Whole Grains Council

Each bar contains 130-140 calories, and is a good source of fiber* and an excellent source of calcium to help support healthy bones.

Odwwalla Bars for kids come in three kid-friendly flavors: Chocolate Chip Kick, Strawberry Score, and Banana Dunk.

  • Chocolate Chip Kick: A blend of organic whole grain oats with a chocolaty taste and *4 grams total fat per bar - perfect for a nourishing flavorful snack.
  • Strawberry Score: Hearty organic whole grain oats and bits of strawberry make this bar's flavor a homerun.
  • Banana Dunk: It's a slam-dunk! A great morning snack option, this bar combines organic whole grain oats with pieces of banana.
All three bars are available in 1.28 oz. single units and in multi-packs. Odwalla Bars for Kids can be found in colorful wrappers at natural-food stores, select supermarkets, and specialty outlets nationwide along with other Odwalla bars, including Super Protein, Blueberry Swirl and White Chocolate Macadamia.

For more information regarding Odwalla Bars for Kids or any other Odwalla products, visit: www.odwalla.com



**Not a reduced calorie food. See nutrition facts for sugar and calorie content.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Get Your Kids Hiking!

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Alt.
"Take my kids hiking? I have trouble enough getting them off the couch!"

Many parents struggle with getting their children interested in the great outdoors when the Internet and video games are calling. That's why author Jeff Alt, hiking expert and father to two enthusiastic young hikers, has written Get Your Kids Hiking (Beaufort Books), a comprehensive and fun guide that shows parents how to get even the most reluctant child excited about outdoor exercise and exploration from a young age.

Get Your Kids Hiking is loaded with everything you need to know to hit the trail with kids; from gear to simple proven techniques that will make your hike safe and fun. Written both the novice and the seasoned hiker in mind, Jeff Alt provides all the information you need to take your child out on the trail. 



5 Great FAmily Games to Play When Hiking or Camping Overnight
From Get Your Kids Hiking by Jeff Alt

  1. Play animal charades. Do your best animal imitation and everyone has to guess what you are.
  2. Tell stories to one another, both real ones and pretend ones.
  3. Make up songs.
  4. Turn on sky TV. At night, go out to a meadow or clearing and enjoy the stars.
  5. Come up with your own trail name or work together to name each other. Long-distance hikers often acquire a fictitious name based on something that happened on their journey or a personal characteristic. What would your trail name be? Be nice. The names may stick! When I [Jeff Alt] hiked the Appalachian Trail, I earned the trail name "Wrongfoot" after placing my insoles in the wrong boots and suffering from painful blisters.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Layer on the Fun with Easy-to-Make Treat Pops

If you’re looking for a standout dessert for the next family gathering, birthday party or holiday celebration, look no further. Easy to make and fun to eat, Treat Pops offer a new twist on sweet treats and add a pop of color to any occasion.

Wilton, the leader of cake decorating for 85 years has brought innovation and creativity together in their latest product introduction: Treat Pops!

Wilton has continued to make sweet treat making easy for amazing and successful results.

Treat Pops are individual servings of a treat of your choice- cake, brownie, or cookie layered with mousse, fruit, icing, or any favorite sweet filing or topping. Treat Pops are created in clear, push up containers which feature a unique stand that makes filling and displays easy.


Photo Courtesy of Wilton.

“There are no rules when it comes to Treat Pops,” said Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton. “Kids and adults alike can express their creativity by creating layers of sweetness with cake, icing, sprinkles, edible decorations, fresh fruit and more in a reusable, clear container that lets you see the fun inside.”
Let the ideas pop into your head with these tips:
  • Easy as Pie: Bake your own cake layers in Wilton’s Mini Whoopie Pie pan, or use vanilla wafers if you are short on time. Fill a reusable Treat Pop container by alternating cake, icing and seasonal fruit for an easy stackable sweet treat.
  • Standing Ovation: Turn the lid upside down and it doubles as a stand so your Treat Pops can be displayed and decorated in a variety of ways – passed on a festive tray, marking each place setting, or perched playfully in a container on a dessert table. Wilton also offers a Treat Pop stand to make your dessert the center of attention.
  • Rainbow of Color: Personalize Treat Pops for any celebration with colorful icing, and add whimsy with Wilton’s customized labels, decorative pix and toppers.
  • Universally Fun: Surprise guests with a Treat Pop favor the next time you host; your guests will enjoy the edible takeaway as they push up layers of flavor and fun.
They're fun for celebrations, season, party, or simply "just because."
Treat Pops product is available at Michael's, Joann's, Walmart and wilton.com.
For more treat pop recipe ideas, decorating tips and inspiration, visit www.wilton.com.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Lakeshore's Educational Software Assists With Your Child's Education

How can busy parents help their children learn and develop? With hectic work schedules, plus the time it takes to care for other family members, there's little free time to spare. It's easy to see how parents can feel overwhelmed, especially when it comes to their children's education.

Lakeshore Learning wants to help lighten the load. With over 59 years of experience providing top-quality educational products, they specialize in making learning fun for kids -- and easy for parents!

Their software is perfect for parents who want to enhance their children's education with fun, interactive learning games that are ideal for at-home use.


Lakeshore's Educational Software:

  • Based on state and national education standards
  • Developed by teachers with years of hands-on classroom experience
  • Easy to use - no technical know-how or training needed
  • Filled with dynamic animations and motivational feedback so kids stay engaged while they play
  • Mac and PC compatible
With more than 150 titles covering math, language and science, their software library focuses on key level-appropriate skills and concepts for pre-kindergarten through grade 5.

Where to buy:
Chicago:
2255 W. 95th St.
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 233-9210

Orland Park:
15780 S. La Grange Rd.
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 403-6300

Palatine:
1403 N. Rand Rd.
Palatine, IL 60074
(847) 705-5052

For more information visit, http://www.lakeshorelearning.com

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Artist Donates Artwork to Little Company of Mary Hospital


Robert P. Workman of Chicago, IL donated a work of his own art to Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH). Brian Lepacek, Executive Director of the hospital’s Foundation accepted the artwork on behalf of LCMH for the hospital's heritage collection.  Mr. Workman, who was born at LCMH, is the first American artist accepted into the Musee du Louvre in Paris, France for the 21st century. Mr. Workman has been nominated for the Congressional National Medal of the Arts and is an alumni of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Silver Cross Offers Childbirth Education Classes in June




Silver Cross offers an array of classes to help new parents prepare and expect the best from their birthing experience in the hospital’s beautiful Women and Infant Services Birthing Center. For more information or to register for one or more Childbirth Classes, visit www.silvercross.org/specialdeliveries or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).


Birthing Center Tours
Silver Cross Hospital will offer free Birthing Center Tours for expectant families at 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. The tours will be offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. to help parents prepare and expect the best from their birthing experience in the hospital’s new luxurious birthing suites.

Breastfeeding Class
A certified lactation consultant will teach the basics of breastfeeding, including establishing a milk supply, breast pumps, avoiding difficulties and more on Wednesday, June 12 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Cost is $15.

Prenatal Class
Silver Cross Hospital will offer a free Prenatal Childbirth class for expectant mothers with Medicaid or no insurance. The class will be held on Sunday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Led by a registered labor and delivery nurse, participants will learn about labor, delivery, recovery, post partum and other birthing options.  Class size is limited and registration is mandatory.

About the Silver Cross Women and Infant Birthing Center
Silver Cross has brought together cutting-edge medical technology with spa-like amenities to make the birthing experience all the more memorable.   The new Birthing Center at the New Lenox Hospital has 12 luxurious birthing suites designed for labor, delivery and recovery so parents can have the convenience of staying in the same room through recovery followed by a stay in one of 30 private mother-baby suites.  Each private suite is fully-equipped with a bathroom with a shower and immersion tub to help with labor pains, blanket warmer, refrigerator, wireless internet access, 30” flat screen TV system, and a comfortable sofa-sleeper so family members can stay around the clock. 

Furthermore, a variety of pain relief methods is available 24 hours a day provided by an anesthesiologist.  And for deliveries requiring surgery, there are two complete cesarean suites.  Lurie Children’s Hospital neonatologists and pediatric hospitalist is onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And if needed, Lurie Children’s pediatric cardiologists are available to analyze a baby’s echocardiogram in real time through a video linkage with Silver Cross. For more information about the new Silver Cross Women and Infant Birthing Center visit www.silvercross.org/specialdeliveries.  For a referral to an obstetrician/gynecologist or pediatrician on staff at Silver Cross, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL. 

About Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org  or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Palos Community Hospital Offers a Presentation on Living a Better Life with Cancer

     Palos Community Hospital is offering a free lecture on how cancer rehabilitation, available through the hospital's Physical Therapy department, can help individuals with cancer manage the physical side effects at any point during or after treatments.

The Presentation will take Place:

Today | Thursday June 6
from 7 to 8 p.m.
at Palos Health & Fitness Center
15300 West Ave., Orland Park

For more information or to register, call (708) 226-2300.

Living a Better Life with Cancer


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Dirty Dog Paw Spritz: Safe, All Natural Paw Sanitizer to Protect Dog Lovers

People love and admire their pets as part of the family. Dogs with their unselfish behavior  and unwavering loyalty make us want to invite them into our homes giving them complete run of the household. But what exactly are they tracking into the home from outside?

People use antibacterial soap daily to prevent the spread of germs, yet rarely even think about what is being brought in by the pooch's paws. This is what Bonnie Bruderer had in mind when she created Dirty Dog Paw Spritz. It's the quick, easy and safe method for keeping our furry friend's paws clean on a daily basis.

Dogs can track in millions of germs each day from urine and feces from other dogs to trash and dirt. In the process, they are stepping in and retaining what has been left before them. They will sniff it out whether it's on the sidewalk in the neighborhood, the pit stop along the highway, or the dog park down the street. This translates to literally millions of germs on dog's paws that they are bringing back inside to the carpet, the furniture, and in most cases, to the bed where they sleep with their owners.

These bacteria can travel from pet to pet, and diseases like ringworm make the leap from pets to people an estimated two million times every year. Dirty Dog Paw Spritz is the safe, preventative measure to keep these germs, grit, and grime from traveling from pets to people.

A proud pet parent herself with a degree in Holistic Health, the biggest concern for Bruderer in developing the product was safety for dogs. "Regular anti-bacterial products with ingredients like alcohol are actually a toxin to them and can dry out their skin. All of our Dirty Dog Paw Spritz products are 100% natural, created with the finest essential oils that are safe for dogs," says Bruderer

Dirty Dog Paw Spritz is available in refreshing Cherry Lemonade scent appealing to both pooch and parent. Each 3-ounce bottle contains enough for two spritzes on four paws everyday for at least a month and retails for $10. Taking just seconds to apply, it's an easy way to protect both the owner and dog, from the outside elements. Dirty Dog Paw Spritz is proudly made in the USA and comes with 100% money back guarantee. For more information please visit www.buydirtydog.com

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Experiencing Knee Pain?


Palos Community Hospital Offers Presentation focused on Knee Pain

   
Palos Community Hospital is hosting a free presentation by board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Michael Liston, M.D., of Southside Orthopedics, as he discusses options for managing knee pain, common causes of knee pain, and when to consider a total knee replacement.

The program will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, at Palos Health & Fitness Center.

15430 West Ave.
Orland Park

Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required: (708) 226-2300

Monday, June 3, 2013

Little Company of Mary Celebrated The Life and Death of Venerable Mary Potter and The More Than 200,000 Births in the Original Patient Tower


     On May 14, 2013, the Greater Little Company of Mary gathered in the Hospital’s Chapel to commemorate the life and decreed of their founder, Venerable Mary Potter, and the birth of more than 200,000 babies born in the original patient tower.

The celebration mass was presided by Rev. Benedykt Pazon from St. Bernadette Church located on 9343 S Francisco Avenue in Evergreen Park, IL. Rev. Pazon began the mass with the centenary anniversary celebration of the death of the founder of the Little Company of Mary Sisters, Venerable Mary Potter.

Mary Potter was born in London in 1847. Mary’s compassion for the sick and dying and her vision would change the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world. Her life was marked by frequent illnesses, providing her first hand insight into the loneliness and abandonment world that many of the sick and dying feel.  She overcame countless obstacles as she responded to the Holy Spirit and founded a religious congregation devoted to praying for the sick and dying which became known in 1877 as the Little Company of Mary Sisters.

Since Mary’s passing in Rome in 1913, her legacy and wholehearted commitment to God were recognized by Pope John Paul II, when Mary Potter was proclaimed “Venerable” on February 8, 1988. This proclamation demonstrated the Church's validation of Mary Potter's saintly life and acceptance of her extensive spiritual writings.

The spiritual heritage of Mary Potter is carried on throughout the world. Today, the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary continue to provide compassionate care for the sick and dying in 11 countries. Their healing touch can be felt in England, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Albania, Wales, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Italy, Tonga, and the United States.

Mary Potter’s vision in America became a reality on January 9, 1930 in Evergreen Park, IL, when the Sisters of Little Company of Mary opened a four-story, 150 bed hospital and began caring for the community. Over the next 83 years, the Sisters continued their mission in Evergreen Park caring for the sick and dying by combining state-of-the-art technology, physicians, nurses, staff, and spirituality.

Since opening in 1930 more than 200,000 babies have entered the world- earning the nickname, “The Baby Hospital.”  In October 2012, Little Company of Mary made history by opening a state-of-the-art West Pavilion tower to replace the original patient tower built in 1930. The West Pavilion is a 300,000-square-foot, eight-story, 118-private rooms and baths. The West Pavilion is the new home to the Family Birth Center.

“The Sisters of Little Company of Mary built the original tower in 1930 during the great depression-truly a walk of faith, said Mary Jo Quick, R.N., B.S., M.H.A., Vice President, Mission & Spirituality. “Today, Mary’s legacy and vision lives on through the us-the Greater Little Company of Mary.”

For more information on Little Company of Mary’s campus transformation project, please visit our website at LCMH.org. To view the short documentary on the life of Venerable Mary Potter, visit Little Company of Mary’s youtube channel at www.youtube.com/littlecompanyofmary