Three hundred people crowded in Reza's restuarant on the Northside to bid farewell to Mardge Cohen and Gordy Schiff, two of Chicago's finest physicians. Gordy has accepted a teaching position at Harvard, meaning that he and Mardge will be moving to Boston.
Mardge and Gordy have been battling for quality healthcare at Chicago's Cook County Hospital since the the 1970's. Gordy is known in the world of medicine for his research in patient safety. Mardge became one of Chicago's leading experts on HIV/AIDS and has worked extensively in Rwanda with HIV/AIDS patients there. Mardge is a former member of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union and has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Herstory Project.