Schneck Guild donates $88,605 for new intensive care unit

Tribune Staff Reports

The Schneck Guild recently announced a donation of $88,605 to the new Schneck Intensive Care Unit.

“I cannot say enough about the support the Schneck Guild has shown the organization over the years,” Warren Forgey, Schneck’s president/CEO, wrote in a news release.

“Along with the many generous donations they have made, these volunteers selflessly donate countless hours of their own time, both through the guild-run gift shop and volunteering in various areas throughout the organization,” he said. “The work and advancements we continue to make at Schneck would not be possible without the strong commitment to locally accessible healthcare from groups like the Schneck Guild.”

The new intensive care unit has private rooms designed for the comfort for the patient and visitors, according to a news release. The rooms feature innovative enhancements to equip providers with the best possible resources to care for the most critical patients.

As a nonprofit organization, Schneck relies on its volunteers to assist staff in completing many daily tasks. Volunteer efforts enable hospital staff to spend more time providing patient care. In addition to the thousands of hours volunteered annually, the guild raises funds through events and operates Blings-n-Things Gift Shop–with all proceeds benefiting the organization.

“The Schneck Guild is honored to provide funding for this critically needed project,” said Amy Cockerham, volunteer manager. “Our volunteers have a tremendous impact on the care and hospitality provided every day at Schneck. We certainly would not be the same hospital without them.”