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Silver Cross Employees Honored for Milestone Years of Service

New Lenox, IL (May 21, 2014) – During National Hospital Week, Silver Cross Hospital honored employees who reached milestones of 5 to 50 years of service. Over 207 employees with ten or more years were honored at a special dinner at the Patrick Haley Mansion in Joliet on May 13. Employees with five years of service received a gift of their choice. The following employees were recognized for 20 or more milestone years of service:

CAPTION- Silver Cross Hospital honored employees with ten or more years of service at a special dinner at the Patrick Haley Mansion in Joliet on May 13. Silver Cross employees pictured from left to right are: 40-year Service Awardees Sandra Zamber, Valerie Bunch, Kay Collins; 50-year Service Awardee Beverly Craig; 40-year Service Awardees Linda Ellis and Sharon Gutierrez.






20 Years of Service                         Department                                             Hometown

Janice Baron                                       Fourth Floor Patient Care                             Lockport

Cheryl Cottrell                                    Nursing Administration                                 Joliet

Pamela Davis                                     Behavioral Health Services                           Manhattan

Christine Duchene                              Nursing Administration                                 Joliet

Lilia Garcia                                        Guest Services                                            Joliet

Cristine Gramza                                 Emergency Department                               Monee

Deborah Heise                                   Pharmacy                                                  Mokena

Helene Heldorfer                               Accounting                                                 Joliet

Eileen Kost-Giere                               Sixth Floor Patient Care                               Orland Park

Angelica Mendez                               Nutrition Services                                        Joliet

Jennette Parish                                 Fourth Floor Patient Care                             Joliet

Mary Jo Pehle                                   Patient Accounts                                         Manhattan

Teresa Perry                                    Endoscopy                                                  New Lenox

Jennifer Poyner                                Intensive Care Unit                                       Mazon

Angela Sams                                    QRM                                                          Shorewood

Joyce Southall                                  Procedural Care Unit                                   Wilmington


25 Years of Service                    Department                                             Hometown

Kelly Brozovich                               Fifth Floor Patient Care                                Minooka

Pamela Burns                                 Laboratory                                                  Shorewood

John Busler                                   Intensive Care Unit                                       Elwood

Kristy Czekala                                Sterile Processing                                        Joliet


25 Years of Service                   Department                                             Hometown

Charlene David                             Guest Services                                           Joliet

Kimberly Gramlich                        Emergency Department                               Wilmington

Timothy Grisham                         Respiratory Care                                         Manteno

Monica Hagberg                          Dialysis                                                       Essex

Cheryl   Jarosz                            Women & Infant Services                             Lockport

Mary Locicero                              Behavioral Health Services                           New Lenox

Sally Luce                                   Intensive Care Unit                                      Joliet

Merry Jo Martyka                          Patient Accounts                                        Plainfield

Kathleen McCarthy                        Behavioral Health Services                          Joliet

Luann Nurczyk                              Respiratory Care                                        Joliet

Linda Partin                                  Endoscopy                                                 Plainfield

Louis Purkart                                Building Services                                       Joliet

Marianne Regis                            Sixth Floor Patient Care                              Plainfield

Antoinette Rohder                        Center for Women’s Health                         Shorewood

Dawn Serrato                              Emergency Department                              Joliet

Dolores Sicinski                           Home Health Care                                     Joliet

Candace Urban                            Pharmacy                                                 Joliet

Susan Vonqualen                         Intensive Care Unit                                    Dwight

Kimberly Wagge                          Fifth Floor Patient Care                              Braceville

Dorothy Walker                           Nutrition Services                                      Joliet

Raul Zamudio                              Building Services                                      Joliet


30 Years of Service                 Department                                           Hometown

Barbara Backhus                         Procedural Care Unit                                  New Lenox

Nancy Crampton                         Ultrasound                                                 Plainfield

John Farrell                               Public Safety and Security                            New Lenox

Cynthia Goron                            Women & Infant Services                            Joliet

Robin Hartney                            Administration                                            Joliet

Jean Kinsley                               Fourth Floor Patient Care                             Shorewood

Grady McGrew                           Public Safety and Security                            Joliet

Barbara Miller                            QRM                                                           New Lenox

Donna   Murdie                          Information Systems                                   Manhattan

Maria De Lourdes Ortiz               Women & Infant Services                           Joliet

Joyce Pastore                            Center for Women’s Health                        Joliet

Susan Schraer                           Nutrition Services                                     Minooka

Janet Thayer                             Medical Records                                       Crest Hill

Marcia Vasiliades                       Radiology Administration                          Lockport             


35 Years of Service               Department                                           Hometown

Darlene Bergman                      Nursing Administration                             Crest Hill

Karen Braam                            Cardio Pulmonary Rehab                           Manhattan

Nancy Carroll                            Dialysis                                                   Manhattan

Cathy Deufel                             Fourth Floor Patient Care                         Crest Hill

35 Years of Service               Department                                            Hometown

Bonnie Ellis                              Environmental Services                               Joliet

Jane Harris                              Intensive Care Unit                                     Shorewood

Lynn House                              Stores & Distribution                                  Joliet

Robin Larson                            Laboratory                                               Joliet

Susan Pomykala                       Pharmacy                                                 Elwood

Pamela Richards                      QRM                                                        Joliet

Rae Torres                              Laboratory                                               Joliet

Mary Ullrich                             Home Health Care                                    New Lenox

Malva Zavala                           Pediatric Patient Care                                Elwood


40 Years of Service                 Department                                        Hometown

Valerie Bunch                             Fourth Floor Patient Care                        New Lenox

Kay Collins                                 Administration                                       Joliet

Linda Ellis                                  Women & Infant Services                       Bolingbrook

Sharon Gutierrez                        Procedural Care Unit                              Joliet

Sandra Zamber                          Fourth Floor Patient Care                       Manhattan


50 Years of Service                 Department                                          Hometown

Beverly Craig                              Nuclear Medicine                                     Joliet  


About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 5 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. In 2013, Silver Cross provided over $48 million in charity care and other community benefits. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 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.


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