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Northwestern Medicine’s Delnor Hospital Receives Grant for Medical Equipment

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley recently made a generous capital grant award to Northwestern Medicine’s Delnor Hospital to support the needs of some of our most critical patients in the West Region. The Foundation’s grant will enable Delnor Hospital to purchase four Portable Pulse Oximetry/ End-tidal CO2, commonly referred to as ETCO2 Monitors. These monitors track and measure carbon dioxide levels for some of our most at-risk patients to prevent hypoxia, a pathological condition in which a region of the body is deprived of oxygen. If hypoxia occurs, irreversible brain damage can be the result.

Funding from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley will enable Delnor Hospital to purchase these life-saving tools and will enable teams of clinicians to continuously spot-check patients in acute care settings such as the Emergency Rooms. With the purchase of these tools, Delnor Hospital will be able to ensure that it has readily available and accurate ETCO2 measurements that will give clinicians a far clearer picture of our patients’ respiratory status. This specific tool also allows us to monitor both intubated and non-intubated patients—including those receiving supplemental oxygen. The Portable Pulse Oximetry’s will be primarily used in the Emergency Rooms to assist with life support protocols and will potentially save patients’ lives.

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt, philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County, Illinois. For more information, please visit


Northwestern Medicine is one of Illinois’ premier healthcare systems serving patients throughout Chicago’s surrounding communities.  The system combines a strong portfolio of primary and specialty care with our strength as one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, to create a preeminent integrated academic health system that benefits all residents, regardless of their ability to pay, by giving them increased access to physicians, clinical trials and Northwestern University research programs as well as integrated primary, secondary and advanced tertiary services.

From advanced facilities to leading-edge technology, from experienced specialists to convenient locations that make accessing care easier than ever before, Northwestern Medicine is committed to delivering high-quality care through state-of-the-art technology, unwavering patient focus and seamless access to top-notch health care. Cadence Health is much more than just a name; it is a signal of a thoughtful and measured approach, a reliability and consistency in the care you can expect from us. It is a sign of the teamwork and collaboration between our caregivers that result in a patient experience that stands among the best in the country.

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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