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Health

Advisory board at New Lenox hospital donates $60,000 for new mattresses

Kathy Ullian, president of the Advisory Board (left) presents Ruth Colby, president/CEO of Silver Cross Hospital, with a check for $60,000 to purchase new mattresses.
Kathy Ullian, president of the Advisory Board (left) presents Ruth Colby, president/CEO of Silver Cross Hospital, with a check for $60,000 to purchase new mattresses.

The Advisory Board recently gave Silver Cross $60,000 to purchase 120 mattresses.

This latest gift is the first installment of a $134,500 pledge to also invest in scales and thermometers for the mobile integrated healthcare program, safe patient handling equipment, bariatric motorized wheelchair, a GlideScope and a non-invasive ventilator.

Not only are the new mattresses more comfortable, but they are designed for added safety when the patient sits on or moves toward the edge of the bed. There is a protective feature that helps direct the patient’s center of gravity safely back toward the center of the bed.

The Advisory Board raises funds for Silver Cross Hospital by operating a resale shop called the Encore Shop, located at 710 Cedar Crossing Drive in New Lenoc.

Over the past 30 years, the charitable group has donated over $1.3 million to Silver Cross for the purchase of a variety of patient care equipment, transportation vehicles, and computer technology. F

or more information, call the Encore Shop at 815-300-7642 or volunteers services at Silver Cross Hospital at (815) 300-7117.

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