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Silver Cross Hospital Volunteers Honored for Service

New Lenox, IL (May 29, 2014)—Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox honored its volunteers at the annual recognition luncheon held at the Bolingbrook Golf Club on May 18.  With four volunteer organizations: Advisory Board (Encore Resale Shop), Childerguild (Gift Shop) and The Will County Union of King’s Daughters and Sons (founders of Silver Cross) and Inservice volunteers, more than 700 area residents donate their time and talents to raise funds for the hospital and assist in daily operations.  Over the last year, they have given 71,399 hours of service and raised over $366,433 for the Silver Cross Foundation. For more information, about volunteer opportunities, visit or call (815) 300-7117.  

PHOTO CAPTION: Mary Bakken, Chief Operating Officer of Silver Cross Hospital (in center); poses with Silver Cross Volunteers and Auxilians at the annual Volunteer Service Award Luncheon at the Bolingbrook Golf Club on May 18 including: Jackie Wronski, Mary Martino, Beverly Carlson, Dan Donneley, June Hendricksen, Joan Johnson, and Daniel Shew. Jackie Wronski, has volunteered 5,634 hours at Silver Cross Hospital, Mary Martino, has volunteered 6,235 hours at Silver Cross Hospital,  Beverly Carlson, has volunteered 6,410 hours at Silver Cross Hospital,  Dan Donnelly, has volunteered 6,250 hours at Silver Cross Hospital,  June Hendrickson, has volunteered 9,047 hours at Silver Cross Hospital, Joan Johnson, has volunteered 8,552 hours at Silver Cross Hospital, and Daniel Shew, has volunteered 5,645 hours at Silver Cross Hospital. 

Silver Cross volunteers honored for milestone years of service: 

Name                                    Volunteer Organization                    Hometown


Kim Brooks                              Childerguild                                        New Lenox

Lynn Reed                               Childerguild                                        Lockport

Jeanette Stevenson                 Childerguild                                        Shorewood

Norma Thompson                   Childerguild                                        Plainfield

Susan Vari                             Childerguild                                        Orland Park

Arlene Welbourne                  Childerguild                                        Lockport

Carole Ziemke                        Childerguild                                        Lockport 


Joyce Enos                               King’s Daughters                                Joliet

Leigh Farr                                King’s Daughters                                Joliet

Susan Frangella                       Childerguild                                       Orland Park

Danielle Fonck                        King’s Daughters                                 Joliet


Sue Gonzalez                           King’s Daughters                                 Lockport


Georgia Alberico                     Childerguild                                        Lockport

Rita Larson                             King’s Daughters                                 New Lenox

Betty Stoxen                           Childerguild                                        Lockport 


Donna Galligan                       Childerguild                                        Joliet 


Darlene Kress                         Childerguild                                       Joliet

Cathy Lee                                Childerguild                                       Joliet 


Edna Cagwin                          King’s Daughters                                Lockport

Lorraine Lindstrom                 King’s Daughters                                 Joliet

LillianNippert                          King’s Daughters                                 Romeoville


Violet Gambrel                       King’s Daughters                                 Joliet 


Evonne Bedwell                      King’s Daughters                                 Joliet

Sue Hutchison                         Childerguild                                        Joliet

Shirley Swithin                        King’s Daughters                                 Joliet               

Sally Weaver                           Childerguild                                        Joliet 


Pearl Burrows                         King’s Daughters                                 Joliet 


Betty Hemphill                        King’s Daughter                                  Joliet 

Volunteers honored for milestone hours of service include: 


Rosalyn Abadie                       Advisory Board                                    Channahon

Agnes Dobczyk                        Advisory Board                                    Joliet

Gail Weier                              Advisory Board                                    New Lenox

Judy Broud                             Inservice                                              New Lenox

Georganne Farrell                  Inservice                                              Mokena

Barbara Gleason                     Inservice                                              Homer Glen

Mary Hoechbauer                   Inservice                                              Mokena

Phyllis Kagel                           Inservice                                              New Lenox

Cheryl Krieger                        Inservice                                              New Lenox


Alyssa Limanawski                  Inservice                                              Crestwood

Darlene Matison                     Inservice                                              Shorewood

Mary McMahon                      Inservice                                              New Lenox

John Miller                              Inservice                                              Lemont

Thomas Nichols                       Inservice                                              New Lenox

Catherine Nessinger               Inservice                                              Frankfort

Geraldine Nykaza                    Inservice                                              Mokena

Mike Perkovich                       Inservice                                              Mokena

Frank Palmasiano                   Inservice                                              New Lenox

Sahil Rana                               Inservice                                              Woodridge

Debbie Siano-Vanderloan       Inservice                                              Frankfort

Dolores Sell                             Inservice                                              New Lenox

Caryl Tietz                               Inservice                                              Orland Park

William Virgl                           Inservice                                              New Lenox

Nathan Yurgin                         Inservice                                              New Lenox 

1,000 HOURS

Joan Zalanka                           Advisory Board                                    Crest Hill

Edith Schalk                             Advisory Board/Inservice                    Lemont

Kathryn Andersen                   Inservice                                              Mokena

William Bennett                      Inservice                                              Orland Park

Patricia Bersano                     Inservice                                              New Lenox

Ruth Burke                              Inservice                                              Mokena

Audrey Dorey                          Inservice                                              New Lenox

David Dykshorn                       Inservice                                              New Lenox

Carroll Koliboski                      Inservice                                              New Lenox

Jeffery Kubinski                       Inservice                                              New Lenox

Lillian Mazur                           Inservice                                              New Lenox

Timothy McIntyre                   Inservice                                              Tinley Park

Vivian Mitcheff                       Inservice                                              Elwood

Kathleen Mitchell                   Inservice                                              Mokena

Monica Roberts                      Inservice                                              Mokena

Marilyn Rubsam                     Inservice                                              Lockport

Darlene Rusch                         Inservice                                              Lockport

JoAnn Tomczak                       Inservice                                              Orland Park

Rosario Vianzon                      Inservice                                              Lockport

1,500 HOURS

Debbie Glavan                        Advisory Board                                    Joliet

Rosemary Allen                       Inservice                                              Plainfield

Rose Barre                              Inservice                                              Frankfort

Bob Bishop                              Inservice                                              Mokena

Judy Buell                                Inservice                                              New Lenox

Mike Buell                               Inservice                                              New Lenox

Joseph Castelloni                    Inservice                                              Manhattan

Jackie Grider                           Inservice                                              Lockport

1,500 HOURS

Henry Kohut                            Inservice                                              Homer Glen

James Martin                          Inservice                                              Manhattan

Carolyn McDonald                  Inservice                                              New Lenox

Jean Peterson                          Inservice                                              Mokena

Judith Russell                          Inservice                                              Frankfort

Kathy White                            Inservice                                              Mokena 

2,000 HOURS

Lynn Echlin                              Advisory Board                                    Elwood

Geri Couglin                            Inservice                                              Mokena

Bill Jackson                              Inservice                                              New Lenox

Bill Kargle                               Inservice                                              Joliet

Jim Pitcairn                             Inservice                                              New Lenox 

2,500 HOURS

Sally Jackson                           Advisory Board                                    New Lenox

Ann Neubauer                         Advisory Board                                    Elwood

Brian Hutson                           Inservice                                              Lockport

Richard Kobylecky                   Inservice                                              New Lenox

Ron Reece                               Inservice                                              Joliet

Judy Wasilkoff                         Inservice                                              Mokena 

3,000 HOURS

Kathryn Pitcairn                      Advisory Board                                    New Lenox

Ruth Brown                             Inservice                                              New Lenox

Elmer Geissler                        Inservice                                              Lockport

Ken Vrshek                              Inservice                                              Frankfort 

4,000 HOURS

Beverly Kokaly                        Advisory Board                                    Plainfield

Donna Geiss                            Inservice                                              Manhattan

Evelyn Lord                             Inservice                                              Frankfort

Janice Prospero                       Inservice                                              New Lenox

Matilda Wilhelm                     Inservice                                              Joliet

4,500 HOURS

Margaret Persico                    Inservice                                              New Lenox

Stuart Switt                             Inservice                                              Mokena 

5,000 HOURS

Malvin Genens                        Inservice                                              Orland Park

Mary Wereldsma                    Inservice                                              Lockport

5,500 HOURS

Daniel Shew                            Inservice                                              Lockport

Jackie Wronski                        Inservice                                              Homer Glen 

6,000 Hours

Beverly Carlson                       Advisory Board/Inservice                    Frankfort

Barbara Baird                         Inservice                                              Lockport

Mary Martino                         Inservice                                              New Lenox

Dan Donnelly                          Inservice                                              New Lenox 

6,500 HOURS

Irma Brookins                         Inservice                                              Joliet 

8,500 HOURS

Joan Johnson                          Inservice                                              Joliet 

9,000 HOURS

June Hendricksen                    Advisory Board/Inservice                     Joliet 

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 5 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. In 2013, Silver Cross provided over $48 million in charity care and other community benefits. 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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