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Advisory Board Gives Van to Silver Cross Hospital

New Lenox, IL (March 15, 2013)— The Advisory Board recently gave Silver Cross Hospital a new van to serve as a courtesy vehicle to transport patients and their guests from the parking lots to the Hospital entrances.

Photo Caption: Pictured are Advisory Board members with the new Courtesy Van that was purchased and donated to Silver Cross Hospital with funds the group raised from sales at the Encore Shop. Pictured on the left side are: Annie Cardwell, Arlene Walsh, Jan Falk, Sally Jackson (back), Agnes Dobczyk, Joan Zalanka (back), Elaine Boros, Kathy Ullian; volunteer in van is Nathan Yurgin; and on the right side are: Bev Kokaly (back), Debbie Glavan; June Hendricksen (back), Marilynn Plese, Gael Smith (back), Kathryn Pitcairn (back), Carol Moholick (back) and Advisory Board President Nancy Allen.

For 52 years the Advisory Board has raised funds for Silver Cross Hospital by operating a resale shop called the Encore Shop. The Encore Shop is located in the Hershman Building, 1301 Copperfield Ave., Joliet—on the former Silver Cross Hospital campus.  The newly expanded store is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and the first Saturday of the month from at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  If you’re looking to donate gently used seasonal decorations, adult and children’s clothing, household items, or books the Silver Cross Hospital resale shop—the Encore Shop is now accepting donations at the new Encore Shop in Joliet or in the collection bin outside Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.  For more information, call either the Encore Shop at (815) 300-7642 or Volunteers Services at Silver Cross Hospital at (815) 300-7117.

Over the past 11 years, the Advisory Board has donated more than $936,744 to Silver Cross for the purchase of X-ray equipment for the Emergency Department, ICU beds, laptop computers for Home Health nurses, dialysis and mammography equipment, surgery carts and instruments, cardiac software, blanket warmers and a new pick-up truck used to maintain the grounds of the hospital campus.  The group completed a $75,000 pledge to purchase the water feature in the Dralle Serenity Garden outside the new Silver Cross Hospital which opened Feb. 26, 2012.

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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