Silver Cross Hospital Raises over $25,000 for United Way
Photo caption: Silver Cross Hospital employees raised $25,000 to help the Annual United Way Campaign. Pictured are Raquel Gutierrez-Clark, MSW, LSW, Social Worker for Continuity of Care at Silver Cross Hospital; and John Guidotti, Director of Internal Audit and Compliance at Silver Cross Hospital; with some of the over 100 stuffed animals that employees donated for the United Way Teddy Bear collection. The teddy bears will be given to children, who are victims of a crime or assault, to aid in healing.
The hospital’s theme for the campaign this year was "Live United." It captures the commitment that the employees have shown to the community for those that are less fortunate. Hospital employees were asked to participate in the Campaign by making a pledge through a payroll-deduction program.
In addition, a new Teddy Bear collection was held where hospital employees donated over 100 flush toys to support the children involved in the Will County Children's Advocacy Center. These teddy bears will be given to children who are victims of a crime or assault. The Center, which provides counseling and prevention education, allows victims to choose a new teddy bear to aid in healing.
“Through our employees’ generosity, one in every four Will County residents will benefit from the services provided by the 46 United Way agencies in the county. We are grateful for their donations,” says John Guidotti, United Way Chairperson and Director of Internal Audit and Compliance at Silver Cross.
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 3,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a new 289-bed acute care hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. 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).