Each year, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital honors and memorializes the loved ones of colleagues and members of the community through sponsorship of Christmas lights on the start that sits atop the hospital. The 700 lights on the star, donated by the late Dr. John “Rocky” White, represent the loved ones of colleagues, volunteers and community supporters. The lights are purchased for a suggested minimum $50 donation in memory or honor of loved ones.
On November 15th, Byers & Co. will broadcast live from the hospital from 6 am to 9 am. You will be able to purchase a light for a loved one by calling 217-464-7655. Or purchase online by clicking HERE.
The Star Light Ceremony will be held on November 28, at 6:00 p.m. in the Assisi Room at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital.
The proceeds are tax-deductible through the HSHS St. Mary’s Foundation and benefit the needs of the patients who they serve. Since 1988, the Foundation has funded numerous projects that have benefited healthcare in our community. Including:
Major Projects Funded – 1988 to 2018
3D Mammography – Most recent (September 2018)
Emergency Department, Lobby, Laboratory Renovations
Patient and ICU Beds
O-Arm Surgical Equipment for Neurology
New Surgical Suites
Heart Catheterization Laboratory Renovations
Intergenerational Day Care
CT (Computed Tomography X-Ray) Scanner
Purchase of Properties on Hospital Grounds
Medical Office Building Renovations
Education Center Audio/Visual and Furniture
Other Radiology Equipment