Silver Cross Hospital

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The Advisory Board recently gave Silver Cross Hospital $48,985. This latest gift completed the organization’s three- year $105,000 pledge to help fund the purchase of nine inpatient beds, four emergency department stretchers,  a blanket warmer and an instrument tray for daVinci® robotic-assisted Single-Site® surgery.  Silver Cross performs more robotic-assisted surgical procedures than any other surgical facility in the Chicago area.  Specially-trained surgeons with The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital are performing hysterectomies and removing gallbladders through a single incision in the naval with virtually scarless results. 

“We are extremely grateful to the Advisory Board for their generous donation that will allow us to enhance the quality of care and improve the patient experience,” said Tracy Simons, Executive Director of the Foundation at Silver Cross Hospital.

Photo caption: Ruth Colby, President/CEO at Silver Cross Hospital (right), receives a check for $48,985 from Kathy Ullian, President of the Advisory Board, which operates the Encore Shop. This payment is completes the Advisory Board’s $105,000 pledge to purchase new patient care equipment.

The Advisory Board raises funds for Silver Cross Hospital by operating a resale shop called the Encore Shop.  Over the past 30 years, the Advisory Board has donated over $1,200,000 to Silver Cross for the purchase of a variety of patient care equipment, transportation vehicles, and computer technology. 

Long History of Philanthropic Service to Silver Cross

In 1891, 15 women from the Silver Cross Hospital’s founding organization, The Will County Union of King’s Daughters and Sons, were chosen to serve as the Board of Lady Managers. In 1935, they changed their name to the Advisory Board. Their mission was to raise money for construction and offer advice on the formation of the hospital, which opened in 1895 on the eastside of Joliet. In 2012, the Silver Cross opened a replacement hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox.

After numerous fund raising events, in 1961, the Advisory Board opened a resale shop, called the Encore Shop, in a two-story house across the street from the Emergency Room on the former Joliet hospital campus. The Encore Shop is now located at 710 Cedar Crossing Drive, New Lenox –across from The Kurtz & Vana Family Pavilion.  The resale shop is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit Silver Cross Hospital. Donations can be dropped off at the Encore Shop during regular business hours or anytime in the collection bin on the south side of the Hospital. The Encore Shop accepts new and gently used adult and children’s clothing, antiques, books, household items jewelry, linen and seasonal decorations. 

For more information, call the Encore Shop at (815) 300-7642 or Volunteers Services at Silver Cross Hospital at (815) 300-7117.

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.