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NCH Center for Philanthropy

The mission of NCH Healthcare System is clear: to help everyone live a longer, happier and healthier life.

NCH has been named as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals in six specialties, according to new research released by Healthgrades. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

Healthcare centers like NCH who have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals recognition have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. For example, from 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award had, on average, a 27.8% lower risk of mortality than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.

NCH was recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for seven years in a row (2016-2022)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for four years in a row (2019-2022)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ for three years in a row (2020-2022)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ for three years in a row (2020-2022)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for three years in a row (2020-2022)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery™ for two years in a row (2021-2022) 

Exceptional quality care has always been a top priority at NCH Healthcare System. Recognition of these achievements go to all the members of our dedicated patient care team who made each of our Healthgrades awards possible.

State-of-the-art technology and innovative programs go beyond the scope of traditional medicine, enabling our staff to address a complex range of medical, social, economic and emotional factors that affect the health of our most vulnerable patients.

Private philanthropy is essential in maintaining the level of care that our patients require and deserve. Please consider becoming part of the NCH family and help us continue providing quality health care to all.

Whether you are a grateful patient or a caring friend of NCH or a community partner, there are many ways you can help NCH continue its transformative work.

Celebrating NCH's 1,200 Volunteers

Every day our talented and generous volunteers make the difference in support of our mission of excellence to our patients, their loved ones and our customers. In addition to some of the perks of being an NCH volunteer, giving back to your community is attributed to living a long and fulfilled life.

Honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation and inspires others.

Philanthropy at work

Donor Spotlight

Audrey Petersen

Mrs. Audrey Petersen is a wonderful example of success and selflessness. Her visionary gift, providing Smart Room technology for NCH, has transformed healthcare delivery here. Seamless, integrated connectivity from the bedside to the medical record, including monitoring equipment, IV pumps, and other digital inputs, now gives patients and care-givers a safer experience.

Dr. Chris Papadopoulos

"You have to know the past to appreciate the present" Dr. Chris Papadopoulos says. In addition to the gift of his rare and extensive stethoscope collection, Dr. Papadopoulos made a gift to NCH in his estate plans.

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Did someone go the extra mile? Consider making a donation in honor of your physician, nurse, volunteer or other NCH caregiver. Recognizing that special individual through a donation is a great way to say “Thank You.”