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Childerguild was founded in 1910 by a group of women whose mission was to support the Women’s and Children’s Services at Silver Cross Hospital. Since those early years, many women have contributed their time and talents donating more than $4.5 million to support the Hospital.

Recent Donations to Silver Cross Hospital

  • Neighborhood (12 patient rooms/nurses care station) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • 3 Labor, Delivery & Recovery Rooms
  • 2 Birthing Neds
  • Portable Fetal Monitor Cart
  • 2 Cardiac Patient Rooms
  • Breast Ultrasound Equipment
  • 3D Mammography Unit in the Center for Women’s Health
  • Cesarean Section Operating Suite
  • Special Care Nursery Upgrade
  • Breast Milk Management System
  • Childerguild also funds continuing education for Silver Cross nurses and other caregivers.

Fundraising Activities


President: Nicole Long
Vice President: Verna Kitchen
Secretary: Norma Thompson
Events Co-Vice Presidents: Karen Eckert & Kay Langlois  
Club Treasurer: Peggy Maruszak
Shop Treasurer: Lynda McShane

Join Us

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

Contact Us

Childerguild Gift Shop (815) 300-7472
Encore Shop: (815) 300-7642
Volunteer Services: 

(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.