Above / Brett Skeen, Executive Director, Edward Foundation; and Lauren Michels, Math Specialist, River Woods Elementary School, are pictured with River Woods Student Council members. (Photo courtesy NorthShore–Edward-Elmhurst Health)
Students at River Woods Elementary School in Naperville School District 203 raised $257.50 in support of Edward Foundation’s Moxi Robotics Program. As part of their One School, One Book program, a tradition in which students enjoy a shared reading experience, students and families were introduced to Roz, a robot character in the novel “The Wild Robot” and a real-life robot named Moxi. All were encouraged to donate to the Foundation’s Robotics Program as a way to help transform the healthcare experience through technology.
Moxi was first introduced to Edward Hospital in 2022 as part of a pilot program funded by Edward Foundation to help healthcare workers with routine tasks. By performing point-to-point deliveries, Moxi is able to give thousands of hours back to nurses and clinical staff to focus on patients. Moxi’s deliveries include equipment, medication and lab samples, tasks that previously pulled clinical staff away from patient care. During a time when hospitals are facing extreme staffing shortages and workforce burnout, Moxi offers much-needed relief.
Edward Foundation since 1990
Since it was established in 1990, the Edward Foundation has raised more than $57 million to support Edward Hospital’s community healthcare initiatives, invest in the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, recruit world-class medical professionals and deliver the highest quality care to almost 1.7 million patients in its service area. To make a donation to or for more information about the Foundation, call (630) 527-3954 or visit www.edwardfoundation.org.
Story and photo submitted by Keith Hartenberger, System Director-Media Relations, NorthShore–Edward-Elmhurst Health.