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Silver Cross Employees Honored for Milestone Years of Service

New Lenox, IL (May 10, 2013) – During National Hospital Week, Silver Cross Hospital honored employees who reached milestones of 5 to 50 years of service. Over 175 employees with ten or more years were honored at a special dinner at the Patrick Haley Mansion in Joliet on May 8. Employees with five years of service received a gift of their choice. The following employees were recognized for 20 or more milestone years of service:

PHOTO CAPTION- Silver Cross Hospital honored employees with ten or more years of service at a special dinner at the Patrick Haley Mansion in Joliet. Pictured from left to right are: Mary Bakken, Chief Operating Officer of Silver Cross Hospital; 40-year Service Awardees Debra Olha, Mary Brenczewski, Mary Cochran, Kathleen Kiely, and Helen Miller with Paul Pawlak, President and CEO of Silver Cross Hospital. (not pictured is 40-year Service Awardee Carol Zier).



20 Years of Service                            Department                           Hometown

Judith Bebar                                        Behavioral Health Services     Joliet

Elaine Bessette                                   Home Health Care                  Joliet

Sheila Buroff                                       Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation   Orland Park

Linda Capista                                      Patient Accounts                     Shorewood

Steve Davis                                          Information Technology         Manhattan

Yesenia Diaz                                        Nursery                                  Joliet

Darlene Fabek                                     Surgery                                   Wilmington

Kathy Gebhardt                                   Cath/Special Procedures        Joliet

Cindy Haas                                          QRM                                        Shorewood

Emma Jobe                                         Neurology                               New Lenox

Margaret Kresach                               Managed Care Services          Frankfort

Christine Offerman                             ICU & CCU                               Joliet

Aura Panozzo                                      Rehabilitation Institute of       Crest Hill 
                                                               Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross 

Patricia Pruitt                                      Guest Services                         Romeoville

Carol Splant                                        Women & Infant Services       Lockport

Ofelia Vera                                         Environmental Services          Crest Hill

25 Years of Service                            Department                           Hometown

Paulette Bowman                               Free-Standing Emergency      New Lenox 
                                                              Care Center  

Jennifer Bucciarelli                             Fourth Floor Pediatric Care    Mokena

Sarah Bush                                          Information Technology         Minooka

Sandra Cochran                                  Radiology Administration       Manhattan

Lynne Daly                                          Fourth Floor Pediatric Care    Joliet

Kathleen Duchene                               Women & Infant Services       Plainfield

Lesa Hawes                                     Patient Accounts                     Wilmington

Kathleen Hone                                    Medical Records                     Joliet

Shirley Johnston                                  Emergency Department         Elwood

Patricia Korbel                                     Patient Accounts         Frankfort

Geraldine Mabry-Littlepage               Fourth Floor Patient Care       Joliet

Marilyn Macblane                              Emergency Medical Services Plainfield

Mary Jo Marchio                                Sterile Processing                   Joliet

Clay Melhorn                                      Building Services                     Bonfield

Mary Ann Mudron                              Emergency Department         Joliet

Kay Novak                                           Accounting                              Shorewood

Laura Piechocinski                          Laboratory                              New Lenox

Marilyn Pritchett                                   Fourth Floor Patient Care       Joliet

Mary Beth Puntney                             Surgery                                    Minooka

Rosa Riley                                           Surgery                                    Joliet

Darla Jean Rohder                                Laboratory                              Joliet

Ann Marie Schulte                              Procedural Care Unit              New Lenox

Wendy Speed                                      Infusion Center                       Wilmington

Kim Stevens                                         Procedural Care Unit              Manhattan

Lois Stone                                            Diagnostic Imaging                 Coal City

Therese Tobin                                     Imaging                                   Joliet

Laura Towe                                         Laboratory                              Joliet

Laurie Tucek                                       Guest Services                         Elwood

Michelle Walsh                                   Surgery                                    Plainfield

Judith Westbrook                                Emergency Department         Joliet

Denise Wilhelmi                                 Women & Infant Services       Shorewood


30 Years of Service                            Department                           Hometown

Carol Arrington                                   Laboratory                              Joliet   

Richard Long                                       Environmental Services          Joliet   


35 Years of Service                            Department                           Hometown

Jose Aguilera                                       Building Services                     Minooka

Elizabeth Allen                                   Environmental Services          Joliet

Carol Banas-Hicks                             Marketing/Community Relations  Elwood

Teresa Clements                          Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation   Manhattan

Grace Connor                                      Procedural Care Unit              Gardner

Julie Costello                                       Radiology Administration       Joliet

Barbara Hoggren                                Guest Services                         New Lenox

Terry Karales                                      Nursing Administration           Joliet

Elizabeth Karr                                     Medical Records                     Joliet

Karen Parker                                       Surgery                                    Channahon

Debra Passas-Leon                          General Radiology                  Frankfort

Danette Sartori                                   Patient Accounts                     Joliet

Christine Schmitt                                Medical Records                     Joliet

Margaret Schwartz                             Diagnostic Imaging                 Joliet

Mary Frances Solonka                        Environmental Services          Crest Hill

Edith Stambaugh                                 Laboratory                              Joliet

Tammy Sullivan                                  Nutrition Services                   Joliet

Nicole Telfer                                       Medical Records                     New Lenox


40 Years of Service                            Department                           Hometown

Mary Brenczewski                              Nursing Administration           Joliet   

Mary Cochran                                     Procedural Care Unit              Manhattan     

Kathleen Kiely                                     Patient Accounts                     Elwood           

Helen Miller                                        Procedural Care Unit              Manhattan     

Debra Olha                                         Sterile Processing                   Elwood           

Carol Zier                                            Administration                        Elwood     


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 or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).


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