Silver Cross Hospital

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Founded in 1910, by 13 benevolent women who had no children of their own, Childerguild was formed to benefit the obstetrics and pediatrics departments at Silver Cross Hospital. 

In the early years, Childerguild raised funds through private donations and by hosting card parties.  The members took a hands-on approach to this organization by sewing layettes and clown dolls for the pediatric patients at Silver Cross Hospital.  During the war years, members knitted sweaters for the military and gave financial support to the American Red Cross, Navy League and the Salvation Army.  As ardent supporters of the children in our community, Childerguild also made contributions to the Herald News free milk fund and the local Community Chest.  

Since then, the charitable organization has donated more than $4 million to support women’s and children’s services at Silver Cross Hospital. In recent years Childerguild’s donations have been used to purchase equipment for a Cesarean Section operating suite, to upgrade the Special Care Nursery, and  enhance patient safety with a breast milk management system. In addition, Childerguild funds continuing education for Silver Cross nurses and other caregivers.   

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For membership opportunities, contact Volunteer Services at (815) 300-7117.

Childerguild Gift Shop

The Childerguild Gift Shop is open 7 days a week, Sunday through Saturday and is located in the main lobby at Silver Cross Hospital. Customers are offered many unique items in the Childerguild Gift Shop, which features exclusive gifts, jewelry, handbags, toys, books and baby clothes. For more information, call the Silver Cross Volunteer Services Department at (815) 300-7117. 

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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.