Northwestern Memorial Recognizes Arkes Family for Generous Gift
Medical Office Building Named in Honor of Family
One of the medical office buildings in the heart of Northwestern’s medical campus has a new name. The building located at 676 N. St. Clair Street will now be known as the Arkes Family Pavilion, named for the family that extended its philanthropic support to help advance patient care, medical research and education.
“We are grateful for the philanthropy of Ben Arkes and his family,” said Dean M. Harrison, president and CEO, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. “They have given generously to their community through the years and we are humbled by this gift in support of our Patients First mission.”
The Arkes Family Pavilion is 24 stories tall and houses more than 428,000 square feet of medical office and administrative space, which includes a new MRI imaging center. It is the fourth facility deemed a “pavilion” among a collection of buildings with similar designations on the Northwestern medical campus. Other existing pavilions include Galter Pavilion, the outpatient facility; Feinberg Pavilion, the inpatient tower; and Olson Pavilion, the ambulatory surgery site. The medical campus also includes Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Prentice Women’s Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Feinberg together with Northwestern Memorial comprises Northwestern Medicine™, the collaborative 10 year plan that focuses on improving the care we provide to our patients today, educating tomorrow’s caregivers and creating knowledge that leads to discovery, new treatments and cures.
Family Patriarch Ben Arkes is a native Chicagoan who partnered with his brother Nate Arkes to launch Hinda Incentives in 1970. Hinda Incentives is one of the nation’s premier incentive and recognition companies, helping businesses recognize and reward employees and consumers with prompt fulfillment of name-brand merchandise awards. The brothers named the family business after their late mother Hinda Arkes. Ben’s son Michael Arkes says his father and uncle always placed a strong emphasis on family values and hard work. Through the years this dedication enabled Hinda Incentives to grow from six people at the time of its inception to more than 100 employees today.
“My parents, aunts and uncles have led by example,” said Michael. “Whether it was helping a friend or family member, volunteering, serving on the boards of social service organizations or providing financial support to worthwhile organizations, it is this lifelong commitment to philanthropy that was passed along to my generation and is recognized in the name of the Arkes Family Pavilion.”