St. Patrick's Residence Names New Administrator
St. Patrick's is pleased to introduce our new Administrator, Marilyn Daley. Marilyn started her position in January, after serving 6 months as the Assistant Administrator. She is very familiar with St. Patrick's Residence as she served on our Board of Directors for approximately 10 years.
Marilyn was born in Chicago and was raised by parents who taught a strong work ethic. She graduated from Rush University College of Nursing and continued on to earn her MBA from Benedictine University. Marilyn and her husband, Dan, live in Wheaton and have two grown daughters, who have both chosen Nursing as a profession.
For 28 years, Marilyn focused her career path in cardiology nursing, serving at Good Samaritan, Loyola, Elmhurst, Edward and Little Company of Mary Hospitals. Early in her career, she was a clinical nurse and transitioned to management. Over the years, she earned promotions into high level administrative roles working on business development projects for hospitals. She has experience teaching and consulting in leadership and lean performance improvement methodologies in healthcare institutions.
After celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2014, we look forward to Marilyn's positive momentum as we strategically look to the next 50 years of caring for our elders with love, respect and dignity.
Therapeutic Rooftop Garden Receives National Recognition
St. Patrick's Residence has been notified by Hitchcock Design Group, the horticultural architects who designed our beautiful rooftop garden, that our Therapeutic Rooftop Garden has won the American Horticultural Therapy Association's (AHTA) Therapeutic Garden Design Award! The award was presented at their 40th Anniversary Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Geoff Roehll, the designer, was there presenting a session as well as to receive the award.
Does Your Company Have a Matching Gift Program?
When making a gift to St. Patrick's, please check with your company to see if they have a Matching Gift Program. In many instances, companies will match your donation 1:1 or more. Simply fill out the corporate matching form and send it to us with your donation. St. Patrick's will supply your company with the information they will need to process the match of your gift. By using your matching program, St. Patrick's receives additonal funds that will continue to benefit our residents. It's a thoughtful way to increase your gift to us.
If you have questions, please contact Madelene Bernar, Director of Development at (630) 416-6565, extension 511.
St. Patrick's Visiting Pet Policy
If you bring a family pet to St. Patrick's to visit a loved one, please be aware of the following:
* All pets must be up-to-date on vaccinations.
* If you are taking a pet into a semi-private room, please ask both residents if they approve of the visit before the pet enters the room.
* Ask permission before you bring a pet too close to a resident.
* Respect the residents' space; not all residents enjoy pet visits.
* Pets are not allowed in the coffee shop, dining rooms or wherever food is served.
* Be prepared to clean up after your pet.
* You must maintain control of your pet at all times.
* Dogs should remain on a 4 ft. or shorter leash at all times.
St. Patrick's Donation Policy
St. Patrick's is not able to accept donations of medical supplies and equipment, clothing, housewares, books, etc. without prior approval. If you have a donation, please call the Development Department who will determine if St. Patrick's will be able to utilize these items.
DONATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL.
Please call the Development Department at extension 511 or 535.