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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Holy Family Medical Center to Award Honorable Dan Kotowski

Special Celebration to Present Award for Exceptional Community Service

Des Plaines, Ill (April 17, 2014) – Presence Holy Family Medical Center will present Honorable Dan Kotowski, Illinois State Senator, 28th District, with the Inspire Award for exceptional community service on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5-7 p.m. at the hospital. Senator Kotowski has dedicated his entire adult life to public service, with special interests in advocating for reduced gun violence and improved epilepsy education. He has also helped shape the debate on healthcare, capping property tax assessments, veteran affairs and public safety.   

The Inspire Award is presented annually to a community organization or leader who exemplifies the values that inspire the hospital’s community outreach. It also recognizes inspirational leadership that advances the well-being of the community.

“Dan takes full advantage of his elected position, serving on five committees in the Illinois General Assembly, and advocating for the causes he truly believes in,” said John Baird, regional president and CEO for Presence Health Care. “He does everything he can to enrich the lives of our communities, supporting important and life-saving issues, and we are proud to recognize his service.”

Senator Kotowski, who has epilepsy himself, serves on the board of an advocacy group to fight epilepsy in children, and the Greater Chicago Epilepsy Foundation, which honored him with the Epilepsy Hero Award for his many years of support. Prior to his election, he served as the vice president of UCAN, a social service agency, and was the head of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.

Business leaders, school administrators, community leaders, physicians, past award winners and elected officials, including Des Plaines Mayor Matthew Bogusz and Rep. Martin Moylan plan to attend the event.

Media are welcome to attend; please contact Pat Favia at 847-813-3301 for additional information.

About Presence Holy Family Medical Center
Founded in 1961, Presence Holy Family Medical Center (HFMC) is a faith-based Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) in Illinois, and the only such hospital in the Northwest Chicago land area. Holy Family operates 105 LTACH beds and specializes in providing care for patients who are critically ill with complex conditions and must be hospitalized for an extended period of time. HFMC is the only specialty hospital campus in Illinois with comprehensive outpatient services including: same-day surgery, G.I. lab, medical imaging, Women’s Imaging Center, Wound Healing Center, sleep disorder treatment, a Pain Center, cardiology, and physical, occupational and speech therapies, and the Keys to Recovery substance abuse treatment program. For more information: www.presencehealth.org/holyfamily.

About Presence Health
Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November, 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With more than 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has 22,000 employees and 4,000 medical professionals. More information is available at http://www.presencehealth.org.

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