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Silver Cross Foundation Appoints New Board Members

New Lenox, IL (May 29, 2013)— The Silver Cross Foundation recently appointed three new members to its Board of Directors - Craig Czerkies, Chip Krusemark, and John Quinn.

“We are honored to have such accomplished business leaders and community-minded individuals to join our Foundation Board of Directors,” said Larry Johnson, Vice President of the Foundation at Silver Cross Hospital. “Through their guidance, Silver Cross Hospital will continue its initiative to bring state-of-the-art exceptional healthcare services to area residents.” 

Craig Czerkies is a partner at several family-owned, real estate companies based in Plainfield, IL  that includes Czerkies Limited Partnership, Czerkies Limited Partnership II, Czerkies Properties One, and CDS Property Group. Czerkies partnership’s are privately owned, engaged primarily in the development, acquisition, and long-term ownership of income producing commercial and agricultural properties and future development parcels in Illinois and Colorado. Czerkies grew up in the Joliet area and graduated from Joliet Catholic High School. He also graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and received his MBA from Lewis University. He is the organizer of the annual Carolyn Czerkies Memorial Golf Outing to benefit the International Myeloma Foundation. He resides in Naperville with his wife and son. 

Chip Krusemark is Vice President/Director of Operations for Himes Associates, Ltd., providing owner's representation services in real estate development management, design and construction management, project and program management and relocation management. Krusemark received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Illinois State University and Minor in Economics and Real Estate from the University of Illinois.  He currently volunteers with the American Cancer Society; is a Board Member, past President and Vice President for the Frankfort School District 157C; and Board Member for the Frankfort Preservation Foundation. Krusemark resides in Frankfort with his wife.. 

John Quinn is the Director of External Affairs for AT&T in the far Southwest Suburban and East Central Counties in Illinois. Quinn currently serves or has served as a Board Member for the Will County Center for Economic Development, Joliet City Center Partnership, Vermilion Advantage, Community and Economic Development Foundation of Ford County, and Big Ten Football Officials Association. He volunteers time with the United Way of Will County Programs and Allocations, Will County Chamber Government Affairs, Misericordia, Big Brothers Big Sisters and AT&T Pioneers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois - Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Quinn resides in Homer Glen with his wife and three children.  

Czerkies, Krusemark, and Quinn join the other 16 members of the Silver Cross Foundation Board of Directors.  They are George Block, Dorothy Brown (Secretary), Ralph Dralle, (Treasurer), Mona Goeken, Judy Hageman, Michael Hanson (Vice Chairperson), Stacy Holland, Larry Johnson, Lynn Lichtenaurer, Paul Pawlak, Val Rand, Robert Rogina (Chairperson), Mark Stevens, Mike Stillman, Dr. Richard Tarizzo, and Michele Vana. 

The Silver Cross Foundation Board of Directors exists to develop all forms of philanthropic support for the healthcare programs and services provided by Silver Cross Hospital located at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox.  

To assist Silver Cross Hospital in its initiative to continue to bring state-of-the-art lifesaving services close to home, call the Silver Cross Foundation at (815) 300-7105. 

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 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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