Lincoln-Way Student Interns Raise Funds Benefitting Silver Cross
Joliet, IL (April 21, 2011)— 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 Larry Johnson, Vice President of Foundation at Silver Cross Hospital with a check for $385 from money the students raised during a raffle ticket drawing they held for Silver Cross Hospital. These funds will be placed in the Vera Smith Grant fund to be used for staff education.
Recently, 18 high school seniors participated in a 13-week intern program at Silver Cross where they rotated through 13 hospital areas including dialysis, same day surgery, nursing, emergency department, diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, intensive care unit, pediatrics, birthing center, physical therapy and laboratory. 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.
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 seven consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,800 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and eight 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).