A Message from The Executive Director

The Latest On Our COVID-19 Response

As you may know, IMD Guest House has committed to deliver our mission to serve critically ill patients receiving life-saving treatment throughout the pandemic. We worked with our hospital partners to develop protocols to safeguard the well-being of our staff and guests:

  • Initiated telephone screening of incoming guests, to ensure that people were well at check-in
  • Limited adult out-patients to one caregiver
  • Suspended physical volunteer programming in the Community Room while encouraging virtual participation such as Delta Epsilon Mu providing throw blankets, Northern Trust donating food for goody bags, Girl Scouts of Chicago & NW Indiana donating cookies, Masks for Safe Chicago donating 50 masks, and many more
  • Assigned most staff members to work remotely

During this period, we have also been doing our part for the medical community, providing lodging to front-line medical professionals from partner hospitals – who put their lives on the line daily – when they have needed to stay near the hospital.

  • This service is available free of charge to the medical professionals, and we are proud to be able to support their work
  • To date, we have supported more than 35 medical professionals, for more than 1,000 nights … a value of more than $65,000
  • We expect this support to continue into June

Best wishes for your well-being.

Adam Helman
Executive Director
IMD Guest House