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Over 100 attend dedication of new Dralle Family Serenity Garden at Silver Cross Hospital

New Lenox, IL (Oct. 31, 2012)— Over 100 friends of Silver Cross Hospital attended the Dralle Family Serenity Garden Dedication at Silver Cross Hospital on September 17, 2012.  As guests arrived for this event, they were treated to a tour of the garden, a presentation and refreshments. The dedication honored the Dralle Family and the hospital’s legacy donors who were outstanding supporters of Silver Cross Hospital.

“Silver Cross thanks Ralph and his family not only for this wonderful garden but for their many years of continuous support as volunteers and benefactors of the hospital,” said Larry Johnson, Vice President, Silver Cross Foundation. “Through their donation many patients, their families and visitors will be able to relax in the beautiful surroundings of the Serenity Garden.” 

dralleserenitygarden4153_newsPhoto caption pictured left to right: Jill Grobeck; Becky Cleveland; Frankfort resident Ralph Dralle; Paul Pawlak, President and CEO of Silver Cross Hospital; Judy Joss;and Susan Swinton; pose in the Dralle Family Serenity Garden to celebrate the Garden’s Dedication Ceremony at the new Silver Cross Hospital on September 17.

The outdoor garden at Silver Cross Hospital was dedicated and named the Dralle Family Serenity Garden honoring the memory of Frankfort resident Ralph Dralle’s wife, Phyllis and their daughter Sherry Dralle-Miller. 

Phyllis served numerous years as a member of the hospital’s founding organization, the Will County Union of King’s Daughters and Sons and Ralph continues to serve as a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Silver Cross Hospital is forever grateful to both Phyllis and Ralph who have given generously of their time and financial resources to help the hospital carry out its mission of healing. 

For more information on how you can support this new state-of-the-art facility, 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 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 289-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices and recently 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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