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Employee Donor Honors His Mother

Many people give to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in honor of one special caregiver who has touched their life. Stephen Falk, a Northwestern Memorial employee since 2001, supports the Aim High Nursing Excellence program in memory of his mother, Elizabeth “Gene” Falk, a registered nurse who retired at the age of 80. Aim High was created to provide financial assistance for experienced nurses with associate degrees and diplomas who wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing. 

An Example of Nursing Excellence

Deborah Roache, RN (pictured above with a patient), began her nursing career in the late 1970s after obtaining an associate’s degree in nursing. She has been a labor and delivery nurse at Northwestern Memorial since 1998, balancing a demanding career in patient care with raising her own family. Recently, Roache decided to pursue a long wished-for bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN).