About Our Organization
The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital has been at the forefront of kids’ medicine since it opened its doors in 2005. Comer Children’s has treated children from the Chicago-area, throughout the Midwest, and around the world with some of the most complex medical problems.
Comer Children's admits about 5,000 patients annually from the Chicago area, the Midwest, and around the world. Each year its outpatient clinics accommodate nearly 37,000 general pediatric and specialty visits. More than half of these visits are to one of its many off-site locations. More than 30,000 visits are made to the pediatric emergency room each year.
As a pediatric level 1 trauma center, Comer Children's also provides care for minors with severe injuries due to emergency trauma. The University of Chicago’s Aeromedical Network, or UCAN, transported many of these children to Comer Children’s.
Nearly 60 percent of all inpatient care and more than 50 percent of all outpatient care -- including 75 percent of emergency room care -- are provided to Medicaid children and those with no health insurance. Comer Children’s has a strong commitment to the community and sponsors a number of programs and services that extend outside its walls including the Comer Children’s Pediatric Mobile Medical Unit which partners with more than 40 schools and community centers throughout Chicago.
Through your gifts, physicians and scientists can continue to provide excellent, compassionate care and develop treatments and preventions for childhood diseases. To learn more about Comer Children’s Hospital visit www.uchicagokidshospital.org.
The Comer Development Board
The Comer Development Board is a volunteer board, committed to raising awareness of the unique capabilities, approach, and mission of Comer Children’s, and to generating support for the hospital’s groundbreaking research and distinctive patient care. By sharing information regarding the hospital’s programs, services and special events with a wide range of audiences, the board serves as a vital link between the hospital and the greater Chicagoland community.
Comer Development Board Co-Presidents
Comer Development Board Members
Lisa Rolfe Burik
Laura Van Peenan