Published on January 29, 2020

Silver Cross Advisory Board Donates $50,000 for Hospital Equipment

The Advisory Board recently gave Silver Cross Hospital $50,000 to purchase scales and thermometers for its mobile integrated healthcare program, safe patient handling equipment, bariatric motorized wheelchair and a glidescope to intubate patients in the Emergency Department. This latest gift is the second installment of a $134,500 pledge to also invest in new mattresses and a non-invasive ventilator.

Check presentation
Tracy Simons (left), Executive Director of the Silver Cross Foundation, is presented with a check for $50,000 by Edith Schalk, President of the Advisory Board, to purchase new equipment and mattresses.

The Advisory Board raises funds for Silver Cross Hospital by operating a resale shop called the Encore Shop.  Over the past 30 years, the charitable group has donated over $1.3 million to Silver Cross for the purchase of a variety of patient care equipment, transportation vehicles, and computer technology.

“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 Silver Cross Foundation.

The Encore Shop is located on the Silver Cross Hospital campus at 710 Cedar Crossing Drive, New Lenox –across from The Kurtz &Vana Family Pavilion. The 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. 

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.