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April 9, 2007

Iranian immigrants give back to Chicago hospital
Chicago Tribune: A family of Iranian emigres has given $4 million to Swedish Covenant Hospital, the North Side Chicago institution where one family member was an orthopedic surgeon for many years. As a result of the gift, the hospital, which was itself founded by immigrants 120 years ago, is naming its newly remodeled emergency department after the benefactors, the Yelda family of Chicago. Dr. Rami "Sam" Yelda [author of "A Persian Odyssey: Iran revisited"], 65, now retired, had been a surgeon at Swedish and other Chicago hospitals since he and his family emigrated from Iran about 40 years ago >>>


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