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Hospital exec ends 3,100-mile fundraiser bike ride

Chicago Tribune, November 4, 2010

A Chicago health care executive has finished a cross-country bike ride to raise funds for an addition to his hospital.

Steve Koch raised more than $300,000 on the 3,100-mile ride from San Diego, Calif. to St. Augustine, Fla. He and his son started Sept. 6 and crossed the finish line on Sunday.

Koch is chairman of Sinai Health System, which serves a high population of uninsured or under-insured patients. The money he raised is going toward a new ambulatory care center at Mount Sinai Hospital on Chicago's West Side.

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