May 2014 Members In The Spotlight

“Members In The Spotlight”
Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center introduces Specialized Care for Hospitalized Older Adults with the opening of an Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE0 unit.  St. Joe’s is leading the way in transforming care for the elderly.  Research shows that about 25% of elderly patients who are hospitalized for a common acute illness, never return to the living situation they had been in prior to entering the hospital, because their total needs went unmet during their stay.  Presence Saint Joseph in Joliet’s goal is to change that – by bringing leading-edge care for seniors to the area.  The new ACE Unit is a model of care specifically designed to address the needs of hospitalized adults, age 65 and older.  The unit provides “Specialty Care for Seniors” in an environment that encourages activity and independence.  A comfortable hospital stay, quick return to health and home, and detailed attention to the patient’s needs are the goals of every member of the inter-professional team working on the unit.
Since opening their doors in 2005, Plainfield Culver’s has been committed to being an active member in its community.  Many Chicagoland Culver’s locations participated in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual Shamrock program and encouraged guests to purchase a shamrock for $1 during four weeks of the program in support of children and adults affected by muscle disease.  24 Culver’s locations in Northern Illinois have supported the fight against muscle disease.  The program has raised over $9,000 during this year’s campaign with Culver’s Restaurant donations in Northern Illinois.  Plainfield Culver’s has contributed $2,600 for the 2014 campaign which is the highest donation within the Chicagoland region for Culver’s Restaurants.  Congratulations for all your hard work!
The Brandon Marshall Foundation, Starved Rock Harley-Davidson and Linden Oaks at Edward are teaming up in an effort to increase awareness of mental illness and raise funds for mental health treatment.  The organizations are presenting the Brandon Marshall Mental Health Awareness Ride on Saturday, May 31st.  The event will begin at 8am at the Linden Oaks Outpatient Center, 1335 N. Mill Street in Naperville, with motorcycle registration and comments from Brandon Marshall, NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver with the Chicago Bears, and his wife Michi.  Brandon, Michi and the bikers will hit the road at 9am for a trip of more than 50 miles through Aurora, Oswego and Yorkville, ending at the Starved Rock Harley-Davidson dealership, 750 Centennial Drive in Ottawa, where activities will include entertainment, a cookout, raffles and prizes.  To register online, visit
Dressbarn, who has been providing women a value priced destination for fashion and amazing gift giving ideas for decades, is partnering with the story preservation organization StoryCorps this Spring to celebrate mothers and stories of motherhood.  Visitors to the Tell Me a Story microsite, are invited to share their most memorable Mom story, either written or in audio form, from April 23rd to May 11th.  The chosen winner will receive a trip for two to Chicago to record his or her special story in a StoryCorps booth, along with a $500 Dressbarn gift card.  For more information on Dressbarn and the “Tell Me A Story” Mother’s Day contest, please visit
On Monday, April 28th, Culver’s of Plainfield, corner of 135th & Route 59 donated a portion of their sales to raise funds for the Plainfield Law Enforcement Explorers Group.  April 28th is National Superhero Day and the Plainfield Culver’s honored our real superheroes by partnering with group.  Plainfield Law Enforcement Explorers group gives valuable training tools through the Plainfield Police Department to individuals intending to pursue a career in law enforcement.
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