The Ginny Wilhelm Foundation Delivers Teddy Bears for Pediatric Unit at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox, IL (October 9, 2012)— To comfort sick children, members from The Ginny Wilhelm Foundation, delivered 19 Gund Teddy Bears to the Foundation Office at Silver Cross Hospital. Donn and Linda Peterson from The Ginny Wilhelm Foundation dropped off the comforting stuffed toys to the hospital on September 28.
Wrapped in Prayer
Local women brings comfort to patients at Silver Cross with handmade shawls and blankets
New Lenox, IL (October 5, 2012)—Five years ago, a group of ladies from United Methodist Church in New Lenox started getting together twice each month to crochet and knit shawls. They begin each meeting with a prayer, and continued to recite blessings as they stitched. After the shawls and blankets were complete, they would gather together in a prayer of comfort, strength and peace that comes from God; hoping that whoever received this gift would feel strengthened by this blessing.
Silver Cross Simulates Emergency Department Setting to Educate Teens on the Dangers of Drunk and Distracted Driving
Joliet, IL (October 3, 2012) — High School students witnessed the dangers of drunk driving at the “Road to Reality” program at Lincoln-Way Central High School on September 25, 2012. With the help of live actors, the impact of drunk driving unfolded before the students’ eyes as they witnessed a series of live scenes depicting students drinking at a party, a motor vehicle crash, a simulated hospital Emergency Department, and ultimately an appearance before a judge.
Silver Cross Hospital Employees Awarded Scholarships
New Lenox, IL (September 27, 2012)— The Silver Cross Foundation recently awarded a total of $15,000 in scholarships to nine hospital employees and two scholarships to children of Silver Cross employees to help further their education.
Silver Cross Offers Screenings in Honor of Depression Awareness Day
New Lenox, IL (September 26, 2012)—It’s natural to feel sad sometimes, but if sadness is lingering every day, it could signal depression. Depression can affect anybody; it has no barriers to age, race, or social class.