Advisory Board

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 $1.4 million to Silver Cross for the purchase of a variety of patient care equipment, transportation vehicles, and computer technology.

Recent Donations to Silver Cross Hospital

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

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 cakewalks, 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. Read More.



Vice President:

Second Vice President:

Recording Secretary:

Corresponding Secretary:

Club Treasurer:

Shop Treasurer:

Judy Lake

Joan Landry

Edith Schalk

Barbara Cottingham

Judy Kavanaugh

Donna Argo

Jean Lund

Interested in becoming a member, call Volunteer Services at Silver Cross Hospital at (815) 300-7117.

Join Us

To join the Advisory Board and volunteer in the Encore Shop, contact Volunteer Services 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.