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This year, the Woman's Board of Rush University Medical Center will raise funds to support the Rush Education and Career Hub, or REACH, an innovative education and workforce development program that provides mentoring and internship programs to high school and college students from Chicago's West Side communities.
The Woman's Board has enjoyed supporting Rush's NICU Department over the years. Woman's Board members Susie Healy, Stephanie Poole Byrd and Stevie Boggess attended this year's annual Preemie Picnic on Sunday, September 23rd. What a crowd – 200 to 300, Rush babies of all ages and their families, the Rush Cafeteria was jumping. There was a huge volunteer force. Clearly, Rush staff delight in catching up with their former patients. The “Minion” is none other than Dr. Jean Silvestri, pictured here with Debbie Gist, (NICU nurse about to retire after 34 years at Rush).