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Silver Cross Invites Public to Vote in Christmas Tree Contest

schxmas051Joliet, IL (December 9, 2010)—Each year employees at Silver Cross Hospital decorate trees to display in the lobby of the Smith Pavilion outpatient entrance.  And each year, three trees are awarded prizes for being the most unique, best themed and most beautiful. 

This year, Silver Cross Hospital is leaving their annual Christmas Tree Contest judging up to the public!  Patients, visitors and hospital staff can now vote for their favorite Christmas Trees on the Silver Cross Facebook Page and also at www.IMatter.silvercross.org/2010/12.  Voting will be open through Noon on Dec. 17, 2010.

Photo Caption: Pictured is the “It’s a Winter Wonderland” tree donated by the Silver Cross Renal Center East team that is one of the Christmas trees being raffled off at the annual Silver Cross Hospital Christmas Tree Contest.

The annual Christmas Tree Contest was started many years ago to help promote healing for our patients and visitors by making the environment festive during this special time of year,” said Sue Garrison, Chairperson of the Silver Cross Employee Activity Council.”   “It also raises funds for the Silver Cross Employee Assistance Fund, which assists employees in times of major healthcare needs and life crises.”

 In addition to viewing the 24 trees online, the community can come to the Smith Pavilion Lobby on the Silver Cross Hospital campus, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet.  Each tree with all the decorations will be raffled off on Friday, Dec. 17.  Raffle tickets are available for purchase at Java City (inside the Smith Pavilion Lobby), from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or at the hospital’s Francis Pavilion Lobby Reception Desk from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.  All proceeds will benefit the Silver Cross Employee Assistance Fund. 

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 the last six consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction has begun to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in 2012 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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