Guest House Chicago Ribbon Cutting for New Community Room in Honor of Founder Jane Reich on 25th Anniversary Celebration

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The Guest House, a Chicago nonprofit that is a haven for patients and their families seeking affordable accommodation during medical treatment, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil its newly upgraded community room. The event took place on Friday, October 20th.  A distinguished group of partners, board members, elected officials, and nonprofit leaders across the city attended.  The event also kicked off a year-long celebration of the organization’s 25th anniversary. Jane Reich, the visionary founder of the Guest House, and her husband, Thomas Marhevko, underwrote the cost of upgrading the community room to modernize the space. In recognition of their generous contribution, the community room has been named in Jane’s honor, with a plaque hung on the wall to commemorate her dedication.  Partners and dedicated volunteers Guest House board members, staff, and current residents attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.  In addition, several notable figures were present, including Vice Mayor and 27th Ward Alderperson Walter Burnett and Illinois State Representative Will Davis of the 30th District.  The Guest House’s mission extends beyond serving individual patients and their families. The organization has established meaningful partnerships with leading medical institutions such as Rush University Medical Center, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, UI Health, and UChicago Medicine. For more information about the Guest House and its incredible work, please visit their website at

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