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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 $5.4 million to support the Hospital.

Recent Donations to Silver Cross Hospital

  • Two Neighborhoods (24 patient rooms/2 nurses care station) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Staff Education for NICU certification and training materials
  • Epidural Software
  • A LigaSure instrument used in the operating room
  • 3 Mini-Telemetry Units
  •  Labor, Delivery & Recovery Rooms
  • 2 Birthing Beds
  • 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: Verna Kitchen
Vice President: Peggy Maruszak
Secretary: Bobby Stevens
Club Treasurer: Marcia Obman-Gray
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.