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Silver Cross Hospital Raises over $28,000 for United Way

Joliet, IL (April 13, 2011) —Silver Cross Hospital raised over $28,000 to help the Annual United Way Campaign, which kicked-off in mid-March.

unitedway teddybearmarch2011 001Pictured are John Guidotti, Director of Internal Audit and Compliance at Silver Cross and Raquel Gutierrez-Clark, Silver Cross Renal Center Social Worker, with some of the over 290 stuffed animals that employees donated for the United Way Teddy Bear collection.

The hospital’s theme for the campaign this year was "Live United." It captures the commitment that the employees have shown to the community for those that are less fortunate.  Hospital employees were asked to participate in the Campaign by making a pledge through a payroll-deduction program. 

“Through our employees’ generosity, one in every four Will County residents will benefit from the services provided by the 46 United Way agencies in the county. We are grateful for their donations,” says John Guidotti, United Way Chairperson and Director of Internal Audit and Compliance at Silver Cross.

In addition, a Teddy Bear collection was held where hospital employees donated over 290 new teddy bears to support the children involved in the Will County Children's Advocacy Center. These teddy bears will be given to children who are victims of a crime or assault. The Center, which provides counseling and prevention education, allows victims to choose a new teddy bear to aid in healing.

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 the last seven consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction is well underway build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in 2012 in New Lenox.  To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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