We told you earlier that “Pill Hill” was apparently named for the many doctors who once lived in the neighborhood. It’s ties to the medical community don’t end there: the neighborhood is home to Advocate Trinity Hospital, a 250-bed facility at 2320 E 93rd St. Yo’s truly has a couple of stories about Advocate Trinity that make our eyes a little moist.
The hospital hit the news a couple of years ago when parishioners of a nearby church discovered an abandoned baby (at the church) and rushed the infant boy to the hospital for care. The child, discovered on a Sunday morning with his umbilical cord still attached, was named “Michael Joseph Doe.” Weighing three pounds and three ounces, he was given a teddy bear and fed intravenously for a couple of days. We called the hospital this morning to see if they could tell us how the now-toddler is, and we’re waiting to hear back.
In other good news, Advocate Trinity last year received a grant from the Avon Foundation to help with the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The $250,000 award is funding a breast health specialist / educator position at the hospital, medical equipment and a laptop computer to help track and follow up patients.