Lillie’s Little Helping Hands Foundation Donates Teddy Bears to Pediatric Patients at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox, IL (November 24, 2015)— Channahon resident Lillianne Prokop has been a busy 7-year-old spreading good will to pediatric patients at Silver Cross Hospital. Lillianne started Lillie’s Little Helping Hands Foundation with a goal of doing a mission project each year. This year’s mission is called “Operation Santa Smile.” With the help from parishioners from Wilton Center Federated Church, Lillianne collected 82 teddy bears. She then had Pastor DeVries and children from the church bless the bears prior to delivering them to Silver Cross Hospital on November 13, 2015.
Stroke Patient Climbs Chicago’s Willis Tower with RIC at Silver Cross Employees to Raise Funds for Rehabilitation Research
When 69-year-old Keith Reed suffered a stroke a couple years ago, he never imagined that someday he’d be climbing 103 floors of the Willis Tower at the Seventh Annual SkyRise Chicago Challenge. As a result of his stroke, the right side of Reed’s body was paralyzed effecting his speech and body movements. However after enduring three months of physical, occupational and speech therapies at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross Hospital, Reed was able to function normally. Now he is doing so well that he didn’t hesitate to say yes when his therapist called to ask him to be a part of the RIC at Silver Cross team at the November 8 event.
Has back pain put a kink in your daily routine?
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital offers a free lecture
According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 years old. More than 26 million Americans between the ages of 20-64 experience frequent back pain. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross Hospital is offering a lecture on eliminating back pain that will educate area residents on how to do so.
Silver Cross Wins Healthcare Marketing Awards
Hospital Recognized at 2015 ISHMPR Pinnacle Awards Ceremony Oct. 22
New Lenox, IL (Nov. 11, 2015)—The Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR) honored marketing, public relations and communications professionals from across the state at its Annual Conference and Pinnacle Awards Presentation Oct. 22 at Brookfield Zoo. Silver Cross Hospital received 8 Pinnacle Awards. The Marketing Team also won three Gold awards in Creative Images/Healthcare Marketing Today’s 2015 national Aster Awards competition earlier this year.
Local School Teachers Leave $100,000 to Silver Cross Foundation
Elmer and Matilda Wilhelm volunteered at the hospital
The Silver Cross Foundation has received a $100,000 gift from the estate of Elmer and Matilda Wilhelm. The Lockport couple had volunteered at Silver Cross Hospital for several years before passing away. Elmer died at the age of 86 in March 2014 followed by his wife Matilda (Tilly) nearly a year later in February 2015. She was 85 years old. The former school teachers requested that their gift be used towards continuing education scholarships for Silver Cross Hospital employees.