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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital's Dr. Rauh honored at American Heart Association’s Chicago Heart Ball

For immediate release, April 16, 2012

Kyle Bauer
, Public Relations Manager, 630-993-5702

ELMHURST –  The American Heart Association celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Chicago Heart Ball with a gala at Navy Pier on Saturday. During the event, those who have won the prestigious Coeur d’Or award since 2001 were recognized.

Dr. Andrew Rauh, chief of cardiology at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and practicing physician at Midwest Heart Specialists, was among the esteemed group of dedicated volunteers and organizations being recognized for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to the life-saving mission of the American Heart Association.

Winner of the 2010 Coeur d’Or award, Dr. Rauh has served as an American Heart Association volunteer for more than 20 years in various roles including president of the Metro Chicago board of directors, media spokesperson, active supporter of the Association’s advocacy efforts and co-chair of the national Vision for Volunteerism initiative. Dr. Rauh is also active in his community, spearheading an effort to increase the number of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in west suburban Chicago.

Since the event’s beginning in 1982, the Heart Ball has raised more than $12 million to support the fight against heart disease and stroke in Chicago.

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