Silver Cross Hospital

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When Martha Poole McCreery graduated from Dixon State Hospital School of Nursing in 1938 the world was a much different place.  A gallon of gas cost 10 cents and the average cost to purchase a new house was $4,100. As young McCreery began her nursing career, she had no idea that her passion for healthcare would inspire four generations of her family members to follow in her footsteps by working at Silver Cross Hospital.  

After her husband was diagnosed with lung cancer, McCreery worked at Silver Cross Hospital for 25 years. Her love of working at Silver Cross inspired her daughter, Linda McCreery Faletti, to attend the Silver Cross School of Nursing where she graduated in 1964. 

Photo #1 Caption: Pictured is Martha McCreery in her nursing photo.

“Oftentimes, my mother would share heartfelt stories about her patients and how the nursing field evolved over the years,” said Linda Faletti, retired registered nurse who worked at Silver Cross Hospital for 45 years. “Her passion for nursing inspired many in our family to pursue a career in healthcare. I guess you can say helping others is in our blood!”  

“My grandmother loved working in Silver Cross’ family atmosphere, which I’m happy to say still exists to this day,” said Lori Martino, registered nurse on the 4-1 patient care unit and has worked at Silver Cross Hospital for 22 years. 

Photo #2 Caption: Inspired by their matriarch Martha McCreery, generations of her family continue to work at Silver Cross Hospital providing healthcare services to others. Pictured are Linda Faletti, daughter of Martha McCreery and retired registered nurse who worked at Silver Cross for 45 years; Lisha Terrel, McCreery’s great grand-daughter, a registered nurse on the 5-1 patient care unit; Sue McCreery, McCreery’s daughter-in-law, a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit for 35 years;  Ashley Martino, McCreery’s great grand-daughter, a clerk in Nutrition Services;  Taylor Lalumendre, McCreery’s great grand-daughter, a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit; Lori Martino, McCreery’s grand-daughter, a registered nurse on the 4-1 patient care unit for 22 years; and Kristen Faletti, McCreery’s great grand-daughter, a transporter throughout hospital.

Other family members who also work at Silver Cross Hospital include: Lisha Terrel, McCreery’s great grand-daughter, a registered nurse on the 5-1 patient care unit; Sue McCreery, McCreery’s daughter-in-law, a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit for 35 years;  Ashley Martino, McCreery’s great grand-daughter, a clerk in Nutrition Services;  Taylor Lalumendre, McCreery’s great grand-daughter, a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit; and Kristen Faletti, McCreery’s great grand-daughter, a transporter throughout hospital. 

About Silver Cross School of Nursing

Even before the original hospital opened, Silver Cross’ founders - the Will County Union of King’s Daughters and Sons recognized the need for highly skilled caregivers. Between 1895 and 1970, the Silver Cross School of Nursing graduated nearly 1,000 professional women and men, many of whom dedicated their entire career to saving lives at Silver Cross. The nursing staff today continues this long history of excellence which is synonymous with Silver Cross Hospital. 

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Located at 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, IL 60451   Main Phone (815) 300-1100

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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.