Silver Cross Hospital

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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 $1.2 million to Silver Cross for the purchase of a variety of patient care equipment, transportation vehicles, and computer technology. 

Encore Shop

The Encore Shop – a resale store, is located at 710 Cedar Crossing Drive, New Lenox in the Silver Cross Business Center across from the Emergency Department.

The Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • Tuesdays
  • Wednesdays
  • Fridays
  • 1st Saturday of the month 

Cash and credit cards accepted. All proceeds benefit Silver Cross Hospital. 

The Encore Shop relies on the donation of new and used clothing and merchandise to purchase needed items for the Hospital. The Encore Shop accepts new and gently used adult and children’s clothing, antiques, books, household items jewelry, linen and seasonal decorations.  Donations can be dropped off at the Encore Shop or outside Silver Cross in the collection bin on the south side of the hospital.   

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

Tradition of Generosity

In 1891, the same year Silver Cross Hospital was incorporated, the Board of Trustees chose 15 women from the membership of the hospital’s founders – the Will County Union of King’s Daughters and Sons, to form a Board of Lady Managers. The name was later changed to the Advisory Board. These ladies kept an eye on hospital needs and arranged for any refurbishing and beautifying needs at Silver Cross. Since this had to be paid for, they held fundraisers, including cake walks, card parties, concerts, horse shows and theater events. They also worked with the Silver Cross Nursing School providing monthly teas and scholarships for the students. As a more permanent means of raising funds, the Encore Shop, was opened on November 1, 1961.  

Over the past 30 years, the Advisory Board has donated more than $1.2 million to Silver Cross for the purchase of:

  • Echocardiography (Echo) machine with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probe
  • X-ray equipment and stretchers for the Emergency Department
  • ICUbeds
  • Laptop computers for Home Health nurses
  • Dialysis and Mammography equipment
  • Surgery carts and instruments
  • Cardiac software
  • Blanket Warmer Cabinets
  • Pick-up truck used to maintain the grounds of the hospital campus
  • Water feature in the Dralle Serenity Garden
  • Patient Beds and Mattresses
  • Patient Safety Equipment
  • Robotic Surgical Equipment and much more! 

In addition, they have supported educational scholarships for numerous Silver Cross employees. 

To join the Advisory Board and volunteer in the Encore Shop, contact Volunteer Services at (815) 300-7117.



Located at 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, IL 60451   Main Phone (815) 300-1100

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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.