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Lincoln-Way Student Interns Donate Funds to Benefit Silver Cross Employees

New Lenox, IL (April 3, 2013)—  Lincoln-Way East High School students along with Scott Fletcher, Dean of Students and teacher for the Human Anatomy & Physiology class at Lincoln-Way East, presented Laura Valencik, Director of Volunteer Services at Silver Cross Hospital, with a check for over $160.  The students donated the money, which will be placed in  the Vera Smith Grant fund to be used for staff education.

Recently, 23  high school seniors participated in a 10-week intern program at Silver Cross where they rotated through 17hospitalareas including the Post Acute Care Unit (PACU), a nursing unit, diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, laboratory, respiratory, emergency department, volunteer services, security, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, Cardiac Cath Lab, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross, The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross, and the Silver Cross Free-Standing Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen.The hospital staff, which mentored the interns, provided a quality educational experience to these students. Through this donation, the students showed their appreciation for the valuable experiences the hospital employees gave them during the internship program.

Photo Caption: Pictured are Scott Fletcher, Dean of Students and teacher for the Human Anatomy & Physiology class at Lincoln-Way East High School; Ashley Slak, student intern from Lincoln-Way East High School; Laura Valencik, Director of Volunteer Services at Silver Cross Hospital; Jessica Hossa, student intern from Lincoln-Way East High School; and Madison Potter, student intern from Lincoln-Way East High School. Upon completion of their 10-week intern program at Silver Cross, the students presented Valencik a check for over $160 which will be  used for hospital staff education.  In addition, the three students also volunteer at Silver Cross Hospital. 

 For more information, about volunteer opportunities, visit www.silvercross.org or call (815) 300-7117. 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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